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Fisher: Two post-oil spill restoration projects moving forward

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — Two Mississippi projects aimed at restoring marine resources damaged in 2010 by the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Oil Spill are moving forward as part of Phase I of the DWH Early Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment (Phase I plan), according to Mississippi trustee Trudy D. Fisher, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). The projects include ...

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MDMR completes work on inshore reef

GULF OF MEXICO — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR) Artificial Reef Bureau has completed work on the Pass Christian Key, which is an inshore reef comprised of deployed material from the Bay St. Louis Washington Street Pier. The concrete rubble from the pier was donated to MDMR for the purpose of creating a new artificial reef in the ...

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Former rocket engine fuel tank used to rebuild reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources’ (MDMR’s) Artificial Reef Bureau and NASA’s Stennis Space Center recently teamed up to continue efforts to enhance deep-water fishing in the northern Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO — Since Hurricane Katrina — when nearly 100 percent of Mississippi’s artificial reefs were destroyed — the MDMR has conducted 113 artificial reef deployments and, most ...

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State wraps up work on improving oyster reefs

GULF OF MEXICO — Oyster fishermen in Mississippi will be facing a tough season this year. Scott Gordon, who oversees the oyster industry for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, said the agency is wrapping-up the most recent cultch planting on the oyster reefs south of Pass Christian. The process helps revive and restore the reefs by spreading limestone or ...

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Gulf habitat restoration plan unveiled

MOBILE, Ala. — A habitat restoration plan has been announced for Mobile Bay and Mississippi Sound that would establish 100 miles of oyster reefs and 1,000 acres of marsh wetlands and grass beds over the next five years. The plan was rolled out at Five Rivers Delta Research Center by representatives of Mobile Baykeeper, the Alabama Coastal Foundation, The Ocean ...

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