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MDEQ lifts six Coast beach advisories

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted six water contact advisories for Coast beaches. The advisories have been lifted on: • Station 1 — Lakeshore (from the Silver Slipper to Poinset) • Station 2 — Buccaneer (near State Park Road) • Station 3 — Waveland (from Oak Boulevard to ...

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Advisory lifted on stretch of Hancock County beach

BAY ST. LOUIS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted a water contact advisory for a stretch of beach in Hancock County. MDEQ has cleared Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, which extends from the box culvert to Ballantine Street. Water samples at this station show the area has attained acceptable bacteria ...

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Wanna noodle? Season starts today

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — It’s called grabbling, hand-grabbing or noodling. Whatever it’s called, catching catfish by hand begins today in Mississippi. The season ends July 15. State wildlife officials say hand-grabbers can catch channel, blue and flathead catfish. John Skains is a biologist with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Skains says a valid sport fishing license is required ...

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Water advisory issued on Coast bayou after fuel spill

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) has issued a temporary water contact advisory for Dutch Bayou in Moss Point. The advisory was issued due to a fuel spill from the Pilot Travel Center located at 6705 Highway 63. MDEQ Emergency Response and Underground Storage Tank staff and local emergency officials are onsite monitoring the cleanup ...

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MDEQ issues advisory for one beach, lifts warning on another

HARRISON COUNTY — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued a water contact advisory for a sampling station in Harrison County. This segment of beach is not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in this area. The location is Station 10 — Gulfport Central, which runs ...

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Eight years after Katrina's destruction, Coast park reopens

WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the past seven years. The Sun ...

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Senator 'encourages' FDA administrator to start catfish inspections

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has encouraged the head of the Food and Drug Administration to work with her federal counterparts to implement a catfish inspection program that ensures foreign imports are safe for consumers. Cochran addressed the catfish inspection issue, as well as impending menu nutrition labeling regulations, during a Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing to ...

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Catfish group 'stunned' by report from GAO, White House

INDIANOLA — Catfish Farmers of America (CFA) are disputing a recent report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Obama Administration that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) catfish inspections are a “duplicative program” and should be eliminated. “Catfish Farmers of America is stunned by the misinformation recently distributed by the GAO and White House regarding USDA catfish inspections,” said ...

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