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Judicial panel does not rule on Yazoo Pump controversy

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi levee board asked a federal appeals court yesterday to revive a $220 million Yazoo River flood control project that was vetoed by the Environmental Protection Agency in 2008 over concerns that it would harm wetlands and wildlife. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans didn’t immediately rule after ...

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NOAA proposes fisheries amendment

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule for the Gulf of Mexico reef fish fishery. The proposed rule published in the Federal Register Dec. 10. The public comment period ends Jan. 11, 2010. On July 2, 2009, NOAA Fisheries Service approved Amendment 29, which creates an IFQ program for grouper and tilefish ...

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State's 'greenest' facility now open

MOSS POINT — The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) and Grand Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) held the grand opening of the new Grand Bay Coastal Resources Center Dec. 7. The center is located at 6005 Bayou Heron Road in Moss Point. The 20,000-square-foot facility, which serves as headquarters for the NERR, features a public interpretive area, office ...

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Ship sunk to rebuild reef

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST — On Nov. 24, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR), in partnership with Mississippi Gulf Fishing Banks (MGFB), deployed a retired fishing vessel donated by Omega Protein Inc. to be used as an artificial reef habitat. The Great Wicomico, a 176-foot fishing vessel formerly used by Omega Protein for its fishing operations in Reedville, Va., was ...

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