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Cochran supporting Commerce's decision on imported fish

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is welcoming a U.S. Department of Commerce antidumping decision that he says will give farm-raised catfish producers in Mississippi and the nation “some relief from unfair, low-priced foreign imports.” Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francisco Sánchez late last week informed Cochran that the U.S. Department of Commerce had completed its latest antidumping ...

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Isaac-damaged piers may not be repaired by summer

GULFPORT — Gulfport officials say piers along the Gulf Coast that were damaged by Hurricane Isaac in August may not be repaired before summer. The Category 1 storm that hit Aug. 29 tore up slats, pilings and jetties from Biloxi to Pass Christian. Officials say the repairs and improvements must be approved by FEMA and put out for bids before ...

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MDEQ lifts two more Coast beach advisories

BAY ST. LOUIS and OCEAN SPRINGS — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted two water contact advisories for Gulf Coast beaches. They are: • Station 4 — Bay St. Louis, from the box culvert to Ballantine Street • Station 14 — Front Beach, from Yacht Club to Jackson Avenue in Ocean Springs. ...

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MDEQ lifts three beach advisories, issues new one

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has lifted several Gulf Coast beach water contact advisories. The advisories were lifted for: • Station 1 — Lakeshore, which extends from the Sliver Slipper Casino east to the jetty west of Poinset Avenue • Station 2 — Buccaneer State Park • Station 15 ...

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Annual ag council meeting draws hundreds

VERONA — When agricultural producers speak, Mississippi State University listens. About 300 commodity producers, crop consultants and MSU representatives met recently at the North Mississippi Research and Extension Center in Verona for the annual Producer Advisory Council meeting. The meeting has been held for more than half a century to give farmers the opportunity to express agricultural needs to their ...

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Senators question agency's fish stock assessments

GULF OF MEXICO — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) have joined a request for a study of how well the federal government conducts its assessment of fish stocks in the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic. The Mississippi Senators signed a letter to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting a review of fish stock ...

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Agency rolls out hunting/fishing license app for Android

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has released its hunting and fishing Android application. The Android version of the MDWFP iPhone application contains a variety of tools and information for Mississippi hunters, anglers and outdoor enthusiasts. Users can download the application for free in the Google Play store “The MDWFP Hunting and Fishing mobile apps ...

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MDEQ issues warning but does not close beaches

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), through its Beach Monitoring Program, has issued water contact advisories for three sampling stations. These segments of beach are not closed; however, there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in those areas. MDEQ reports it is working closely with local officials to advise residents that ...

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Company pleads guilty to charges from paper mill spill

PEARL RIVER — A company that owned a Bogalusa paper mill has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August 2011 spill of pulp byproducts into the Pearl River that killed more than 500,000 fish. Austin, Texas-based Temple Inland faces a maximum fine of $200,000 for its guilty plea to violating the Clean Water Act. The company faces additional fines ...

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