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CMR votes to change regulations on fish size, limit, sale

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to approve a notice of intent to change state regulations on size and possession limits of some fish and prohibit the sale of seafood by recreational fishermen. The proposed changes include lowering the grouper limit from an aggregate of five to four fish for recreational fishermen. Additionally, the changes ...

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CMR votes to restrict oyster license sales again this season

GULF COAST — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) has voted to restrict 2012-2013 oyster license sales to the number and type of license sold during the current 2011-2012 license year. Oyster harvest licenses for the 2012-2013 season will go on sale April 2. During the month of April 2012, commercial oyster license sales for the license year will ...

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Monster shrimp, monster problem

They sound like a shrimp-lover’s dream. Nearly-foot-long creatures that are beautifully marked and absolutely delectable. However, Asian tiger shrimp are proving a nightmare for researchers. The invasive specie is being found with increasing frequency in the Gulf of Mexico. Since they have never reached the Gulf previously, scientists and the shrimping industry are worried and are calling on the public ...

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BP may not pay for oyster bed losses

BATON ROUGE, La. — Oyster fishermen don’t know if they’ll be paid by BP for the shellfish deaths caused by opening the state’s freshwater diversion structures in a bid to flush out oil encroaching on the oyster beds because of the Gulf spill. The decision to open the release valves on the Mississippi River diversions was made by the Jindal ...

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Coast shrimpers getting BP-funded TEDs

GULF OF MEXICO — Due to reports of unusually high numbers of endangered sea turtle sightings and strandings in Mississippi, an effort is being made to increase the survivability of any sea turtles that may become captured in a skimmer shrimp trawl. To support this effort, the Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife ...

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Crab fishermen must remove traps from state waters

GULF OF MEXICO — The executive directors of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality have issued an emergency order requiring the removal of all crab traps effective July 28 from Mississippi territorial marine waters, which were already under precautionary closure to all commercial and recreational fishing, including all species of finfish, crabs, shrimp ...

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