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Association: Shrimp processors still face oil spill dilemma

GULF OF MEXICO — With looming legal deadlines related to the 2010 BP oil spill, dozens of shrimp processors along the Gulf Coast face a difficult dilemma, with either decision having the potential to jeopardize the future of their businesses and the region’s seafood industry, according to a leading trade association. All pending claims for damages related to the oil ...

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Brothers have no plans to reopen historic plant

PASCAGOULA — The brothers who own the Pascagoula Ice and Freezer Co. say they have no plans to reopen the site, which burned in February. The Sun Herald reports the business is owned by three brothers, Andre, Warren and David Gautier. Andre Gautier moved the shrimp-processing segment to Mobile, Ala. Warren Gautier retired, and David Gautier is looking at other ...

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Researchers to conduct five-year shellfish study on Coast

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — University of New Orleans researchers are getting federal money to study shrimp and crab populations over the 120 miles of coast between Lake Borgne in Louisiana to Mobile Bay in Alabama. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced funding the $1.2 million five-year study of blue crabs, brown shrimp and white shrimp. Researchers will track the ...

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Gulf shrimpers battling over turtle rules

LAFITTE, La. — Efforts to protect endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico have prompted strenuous complaints from the dwindling fleet of shrimpers blamed for drowning them in their nets, who say their own livelihoods are threatened. By next March the federal government wants about 2,435 shrimp boats — most run by mom-and-pop operations — to install turtle-saving gear ...

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Scientists predicting above-average haul of brown shrimp

GULF OF MEXICO — Mississippi’s brown shrimp season opened May 30, one of the earliest openings on record, when sampling confirmed shrimp had reached a size of 68 count per pound, the state requirement. Mississippi Department of Marine Resources biologist Bill Richardson tells The Sun Herald the first two weeks of the season brought in about two million pounds. Marine ...

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Gulf shrimp landings are up, but prices down

The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start. As in previous years, Gulf shrimpers are seeing prices forced downward by competition from imported shrimp that sells for less. All the while, they are hit with higher operating cots, especially for diesel fuel. During the first two weeks of ...

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Just like 2011, shrimpers see bigger catch but weaker prices

GULF OF MEXICO — The shrimp are slightly bigger, but prices are down, making this year’s season-opening in Biloxi comparable to last year’s start. During the first two weeks of the 2012 season, 1.137 million pounds of shrimp were landed in Biloxi. In the same time in 2011, 1.124 million pounds were landed at the same port. Shrimp season began ...

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Commission wants NOAA to reconsider proposed TED rule for shrimpers

BILOXI — The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources has asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to conduct more studies before implementing a rule requiring turtle excluder devices on shrimp skimmer trawlers operating in state waters. On June 6, NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Service held a hearing in D’Iberville on a proposed rule to require the turtle-saving devices on skimmer trawls ...

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State's shrimpers seeing average season, bad weather

GULF OF MEXICO — About 20 days into the 2012 Mississippi shrimp season, those in the seafood industry are calling the season average so far. Shrimpers tell WLOX TV in Biloxi weather conditions, primarily heavy winds, have forced many boats to remain tied at the dock. Captain Jerry Brumbaugh and his crew spent seven days out catching shrimp inside the ...

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Shrimp season opening date set for May 30

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) has set the opening date of the 2012-2013 shrimp season in Mississippi territorial waters for 6 a.m., May 30. Shrimp season will close at midnight, Dec. 31, except south of the Intracoastal Waterway. In addition, all state waters shall close to shrimping activities, except live bait shrimping, at midnight, ...

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