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Shrimp season interruption, low prices make tough year

Low prices and an unusual season are making it difficult for Mississippi fishermen to harvest the state’s shrimp crop. (Photo by MSU Extension/Dave Burrage)

BILOXI — Mississippi fishermen remain intent on harvesting this year’s shrimp crop in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico despite low prices and a season paused and restarted. Dave Burrage, Mississippi State University Extension professor of marine resources at the Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, said the shrimp season first opened June 3, closed June 19 when shrimp ...

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Oceana: Labeling of shrimp leaves consumers guessing

GULF OF MEXICO — Consumers around the nation can’t be sure what kind of shrimp they’re buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of ...

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Cochran has doubts about effectiveness of antidumping efforts

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is questioning the effectiveness of antidumping levies as evidence mounts that some nations are finding ways to evade punishment while still flooding U.S. markets with imported shrimp, crawfish, furniture and other products. Cochran raised the issue at a Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee hearing on the enforcement of trade duties imposed on countries ...

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Shrimpers enjoyed great harvest through week one of season

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi shrimpers had an excellent opening day, a fact that had them pleasantly surprised. Based on reports from just two of Biloxi’s three shrimp dealers as of July 1, fishermen landed 790,000 pounds of shrimp in the first week. Last year, all three Biloxi shrimp dealers reported total first-week landings of 541,000 pounds of shrimp. Dave ...

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Shrimpers reporting great catches after first day of harvest season

GULF OF MEXICO — Nearly 370 boats filled the Mississippi Sound just before daybreak yesterday for the start of this year’s shrimp season. Many boats could be seen from the beach Tuesday evening, iced down and fueled up in anticipation of the season opening. Shrimpers showed off their catch early yesterday, and they said the large numbers pointed to a ...

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DMR sets beginning of shrimp season for June 18

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi authorities say shrimp season will begin June 18 in state waters. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources made the announcement yesterday. The start of the season has been delayed by the slow growth of shrimp, held back by a cold winter and heavy pulses of fresh water from rains. The state doesn’t open the Mississippi ...

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DMR elects to extend shrimp season through May 10

GULF OF MEXICO — Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources have extended the 2013-2014 shrimp season in all waters south of the Intracoastal Waterway in Mississippi territorial waters. These waters will be open to shrimping beginning at 12:01 a.m. today and will close at 6 a.m., May 10. All other Mississippi territorial waters remain closed to shrimping. If, ...

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ITC rules against domestic shrimp processors

GULF OF MEXICO — Shrimp processors have lost a call for higher duties on frozen shrimp imported from five countries — China, Vietnam, Ecuador, India and Malaysia. The U.S. International Trade Commission rejected the proposal 4-2, saying the Coalition of Gulf Shrimp Industries failed to present strong evidence that the imports were seriously damaging the processors. A tie would have ...

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Cochran pushing for measures aimed at protecting shrimpers

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is pushing the enforcement of trade rules that would allow the U.S. shrimp industry “to compete with international competition on a level playing field.” Cochran today submitted testimony to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for an investigative hearing on the economic threat to the U.S. shrimp industry posed by foreign ...

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New business opening in Pascagoula

Ica Latin Sports Bar & Grill (3011 Ingalls Ave.) in Pascagoula is opening soon. The menu will feature fried hot dogs, hot chicken wings, a variety of sandwiches, rotisserie chicken, fried yucca root, fried fish, calamari, shrimp, mussels, pork ribs and fried bananas, along with beverages, wine and beer. Owner is Luis A. Torrealva. » Read complete post here … — ...

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