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Oyster farmers learning the basics

By LISA MONTI Future farmers of oysters in Mississippi will be getting some lessons and hands-on training this summer on the fundamentals of oyster farming in neighboring Alabama. What they bring back and put into practice in coastal waters is designed to give Mississippi’s lagging oyster industry “a jumpstart,” said Jason Rider, oyster extension agent for the state Department of ...

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Harrison Co. residents object to oyster farm proposal

A plan by the Department of Marine Resources to lease out a section of Bay of St. Louis to oyster farming is drawing concerns from Harrison County residents. Local media outlets report the county Board of Supervisors first heard from DMR executive director Jamie Miller before residents voiced concerns at Monday’s supervisors meeting. The DMR has proposed leasing a section ...

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Oyster season set by commissioners

By LISA MONTI For the second consecutive year, the Commission on Marine Resources put aside recommendations by the Department of Marine Resources’ scientific staff on when and where oyster harvesting should be. At the commission’s October meeting, Kelly Lucas, DMR’s chief scientist, presented the staff’s findings based on months of surveys of the oyster reefs, including sampling done by divers. Lucas ...

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2 Mississippi oysters reefs reopen

BILOXI — State officials say two Mississippi oyster reefs are reopening for tonging. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says the St. Joseph’s Reef and the southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef open Monday. The DMR say all rules and regulations remain in effect. Anyone needing more information can call the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Oyster Hotline at ...

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Houstons bringing new restaurant to Fondren

JACKSON — Chef Jesse Houston and his wife, Rachel Horn Houston, have unveiled plans to open Saltine this fall in Jackson. The 100-seat oyster bar, to be located in the former Duling School building in Fondren, will focus on Southern cuisine highlighting fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to share. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, the 3,000-square-foot casual ...

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New process from Mississippi company helps remove bacteria from oysters

Crystal Seas Seafood in Pass Christian is processing a small portion of their oysters with irradiation to eliminate health risks posed by the naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria in Gulf waters that is highly concentrated during summer months. The resulting new product, dubbed the Crystal Clear Oyster, is processed live and some still in the shell at the $5 million food ...

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Read November 30 issue of MBJ

THE COST OF LOSING Good football teams create good business— by Clay Chandler GULF COAST Oyster harvesting in full swing— by Lisa Monti PERS Fixed share key for boosting funded ratio— by Ted Carter TRANSPORTATION River at Greenville likely to drop farther with Mo. River impoundment— Ted Carter REAL ESTATE New Orleans developers look to Bay St. Louis ties— by ...

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