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Retiring DMR exec to turn over some duties to new deputy

BILOXI — Mississippi Department of Marine Resources executive director Bill Walker says new deputy director Danny Guice will take over some of his responsibilities as Walker prepares to retire. Walker told the Sun Herald he plans to retire by June of 2013. Gov. Phil Bryant would name his successor. “What the governor needs is someone who can put in another ...

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Officials: Oil washed up on beaches by Isaac from BP spill

GULF COAST — Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. Since Isaac made landfall more than a week ago, the water the storm has receded and tar balls and oil have been reported on shores in Alabama and Louisiana, where officials closed a ...

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Texas firm chosen to design new Marine Education Center

OCEAN SPRINGS — The University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) has selected Lake|Flato Architects of San Antonio, Texas, to design the new Marine Education Center (MEC), built to replace the J.L. Scott Marine Education Center and Aquarium lost during Hurricane Katrina. Lake|Flato and its local partner, Unabridged Architecture of Bay St. Louis, will work with a team ...

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MDMR completes work on inshore reef

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed work on the Pass Christian Key, which is an inshore reef comprised of deployed material from the Bay St. Louis Washington Street Pier. The concrete rubble from the pier was donated to MDMR for the purpose of creating a new artificial reef in the ...

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MarineMax, Marinas International strike deal

CLEARWATER, Fla. — MarineMax Inc., the recreational boat and yacht retailer, has formed a strategic business alliance with Marinas International, one of the largest marina operators in the United States with 27 locations across the country. This business alliance will allow MarineMax access to Marinas International’s marinas and the opportunity to establish sales brokerage offices while supplying Marinas International with ...

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