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Catfish Farming: Future fading on a ‘A Great American Story’

Don’t look for a lot of glee at a gathering of business people who have lost 80 percent of their market share in the last 10 years. Such was the case with the mid-February annual meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America at Little Rock’s Peabody Hotel. Reporting on the gathering, the hometown Arkansas Democrat-Gazette noted “doom and gloom” have ...

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Audit finds questionable bidding processes at DMR

BILOXI — A preliminary audit by federal authorities says the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources may have skirted laws requiring competitive bidding in awarding more than $600,000 in contracts and an additional $116,000 to a consultant. The Sun Herald reports the U.S. Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General’s preliminary audit questions DMR’s dealings with Barber & Mann Inc. of Ridgeland. ...

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State agency exploring potential land swap on Coast

OCEAN SPRINGS and BILOXI — Lawyers at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are looking at a proposal to swap land and businesses the DMR owns at the Ocean Springs Harbor for acreage in Biloxi. A DMR spokeswoman tells the Sun Herald legal discussions are taking place. The move would enable a 168-boat storage shed and restaurant at the harbor ...

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Commission unanimously approves sea turtle study resolution

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (CMR) unanimously approved a Sea Turtle Study Resolution, which was presented to them for approval at the June 19 CMR meeting. The approved resolution was submitted to the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and requested a comprehensive Gulf of Mexico sea turtle population and distribution ...

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DMR suspends sale of commercial dredging licenses

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) has suspended the sale of commercial non-resident dredging licenses. The threshold for license sales has been reached in three categories — commercial non-resident dredging as well as resident and non-resident tonging licenses. The sale of commercial resident and non-resident tonging licenses was suspended April 28. The suspension is a ...

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