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Group releasing hundreds of fingerlings onto reefs

GULF OF MEXICO — The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL), Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) and Aqua Green, LLC are partnering to produce popular recreational fish such as spotted seatrout, red snapper and cobia for release into Mississippi waters. The group is releasing hundreds of red snapper fingerlings onto offshore artificial reefs this week. The ...

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Crew cleaning up site while city looks for prospective buyer

VICKSBURG — City crews began work last week to repair drainage and erosion problems on city land off Fisher Ferry Road. The Vicksburg Post reports Mayor Paul Winfield said he is seeking a buyer willing to develop the property and put it back on the tax rolls. The work, including materials costing about $85,000, was ordered after an inspection by ...

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Environmentalists back in court to fight Kemper coal plant

KEMPER COUNTY — Environmentalists have gone back to court with their continued opposition to construction of a coal power plant in east Mississippi. In the latest court filing in Harrison County Chancery Court, the Sierra Club of Mississippi wants the plant’s builder, Mississippi Power Co., to assume the risk of construction while the appeal proceeds. It also has asked a ...

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WorldWinds, SPoRT enhance tracking product

HANCOCK COUNTY — Stennis Space Center-based WorldWinds Inc. and the NASA Short–term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) at the Marshall Space Flight Center have enhanced a product to track favorable conditions of certain pelagic fish species. The daily Chlorophyll–a composite product uses data from NASA’s MODIS satellite and has been applied in the XMWX commercial weather product, which provides ...

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