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Shrimping season extended

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has extended the shrimping season for Mississippi territorial waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway to Jan. 14, 2010. Those waters will close to shrimping at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 15, 2010. If biological sampling indicates a movement of large numbers of juvenile shrimp into this area, the area may close ...

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Reef restoration continuing

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau, in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB), is working to rebuild fishing reefs destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. On July 29, about 300 cubic yards of crushed limestone were distributed across a half-acre just off the Ocean Springs Chester M. McPhearson Jr. community pier as part of ...

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Fishing records tumble

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — The Commission on Marine Resources certified eight new Mississippi saltwater sportfishing records at its July 21 meeting. Seven conventional tackle records and one fly-fishing record were approved. The conventional tackle records are: • Tanya Rae Mills of Biloxi broke the state record for tiger shark June 22 with a weight of 120 pounds, 12.8 ounces. The ...

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Abandoned shrimp boat sunk

MISSISSIPPI SOUND — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (DMR) Derelict Vessel Removal Program and Artificial Reef Bureau have combined efforts with the Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB) to enhance fish habitat in the Mississippi Gulf. The DMR and MGFB recently deployed the Tiger Shark shrimp boat to the southeast of Fish Haven 13, about 15 miles south of Horn ...

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New saltwater fishing guide released

BILOXI — The 2009-2010 edition of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ free booklet, “Guide to Mississippi Saltwater Fishing Rules and Regulations,” is now available at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) office located in Biloxi. The guide incorporates new and revised saltwater fishing regulations for the State of Mississippi. The 36-page fishing regulations book includes information on commercial ...

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