Content Tagged 'mississippi department of marine resources'

M.D.M.R. Holds Hostage Situation Drill on Back Bay
With new leadership in the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) Marine Patrol, the agency wants to ensure they are ready for anything. To prepare, the M.D.M.R. hosted a hostage drill out on the water. Video Video
Seafood Processor Guilty of Having Un-refrigerated Oysters
A seafood dealer and processor in Pass Christian was found guilty Thursday of possessing un-refrigerated oysters and possession of illegal oysters.
Disappointing July Weekends for Red Snapper Season
According to the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.), July's red snapper fishing weekends are a bust. Video Video
Lack of Data on Fish Populations May Have Led to Cut in Snapper Season
When the red snapper season was cut short this year, one big factor for the cut was the lack of data on recreational fishing. Video Video
July 4th is Free Saltwater Sportfishing Day in MS
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources wants to remind anglers that July 4th is designated as "Free Saltwater Sportfishing Day" on the Coast.
Davis Has First Day at M.D.M.R. as Chief of Marine Patrol
Tuesday was former Moss Point Police Chief, Keith Davis', first official day at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.), a day he has been anticipating since his announcement that he taking up the Chief of Marine Patrol position last week. Video Video
Keith Davis to lead M.D.M.R.'s Office of Marine Patrol
Law enforcement veteran, Keith Davis, will lead the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources' (M.D.M.R.) Office of Marine Patrol beginning July 1st, Executive Director, Jamie Miller, announced Thursday.
Gaming Commission Denies Casino for Diamonhead
Plans for a Diamondhead casino are a bust, after the Mississippi Gaming Commission denied the location where Jacob's Entertainment wanted to build. Video Video
Keith Davis to Take Over Marine Patrol for M.D.M.R.
Big news announced Thursday at the Biloxi Visitors Center: former Moss Point Police Chief, Keith Davis, was declared the new Chief of Marine Patrol for the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.). Video Video
Operation Dry Water to Prevent Boating Under the Influence
If you plan to be out on the water this weekend, marine patrolmen warn you to be on your best behavior. Video Video
Oyster Shells Recycled to Build Up Deer Island's Shore
Deer Island takes a beating every time boats race through the channel or a storm makes its way to the Coast. Video Video
Local Company Struggles to Sell M.D.M.R. Boat
A boat intended for former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) Director, Bill Walker's, private Marine Resources Foundation two years ago was set to be auctioned off by Competition Marine Friday, but the auction didn't quite go as planned. Video Video
The Bats of Mississippi & Where They Live
Are you curious about the bats that call Mississippi home?
M.D.M.R. Hosts Great American Seafood Cook-Off for Charity
Friday night, the Slovanian Lodge in Biloxi was transformed into a sampling site for gourmet seafood. Video Video
Bill Walker Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Bill Walker will serve five years behind bars in a federal prison. Video Video
Michael Janus Speaks Out About the Truth of the Case
Former State Senator and D'Iberville City Manager, Michael Janus, will soon be heading to prison to serve a 21 month sentence after pleading guilty to charges of defrauding the government. Video Video
Operation Dry Water to be Held June 27-29
Several law enforcement agencies on the Coast are participating this weekend in Operation Dry Water, a national campaign to promote awareness and enforcement of boating under the influence.
M.D.M.R. Adds Days to Recreational Snapper Season
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) held a special meeting Thursday to discuss adding days to the recreational red snapper season. Video Video
Celebrate Earth Day at Grand Bay Reserve with Free Nature Walk Led by Local Botanist
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.)/Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (N.E.R.R.) is offering a free plant walk April 19th in celebration of Earth Day.
M.D.M.R. & Other Agencies Issue Citations Over Weekend
It has been a busy few days out on the water this holiday weekend. Video Video
Commercial Spotted Seatrout Rules Go into Effect May 1st
Beginning May 1st, commercial fishermen will be required to obtain an endorsement along with their commercial fishing license in order to harvest spotted seatrout.
Free Boating Safety Class Combines Dockside and Classroom Training
The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (N.E.R.R.), in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.), is offering a special field-based boating education course that is approved by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks (M.D.W.F.P.).
Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival Returns to Pass Christian’s War Memorial Park
Come out and enjoy two free festivals at one time!
M.D.M.R. Officer Rescues Boater in Biloxi
A Marine Patrol officer with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources rescued a boater Saturday whose vessel had capsized.
Former Executive Director of M.D.M.R. Pleads Guilty
William Walker, 68, of Ocean Springs, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit federal program fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis and F.B.I. Special Agent in Charge Daniel McMullen.
M.D.M.R. Shares Memorial Day Boating Safety Tips
As boaters get ready for the holiday weekend, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) encourages everyone to make sure their boat is prepared with safety equipment. Video Video
Oyster Fishermen Not Happy with the M.D.M.R.
Some oyster fishermen on the Coast are feeling that the Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) isn not doing enough to bring back the oyster supply after the BP oil spill killed off the majority. Video Video
Seafood Cook-Off to Raise Money for Food Charity
This year's Mississippi Seafood Cook-Off won't just name the state's top seafood chef, but also will help feed the hungry along the Gulf Coast and aid tornado victims in North Mississippi.
Red Snapper Season Cut Short by Federal Regulations
Red snapper season has been cut short this year by federal regulation. Video Video
Coast Casinos Clean Up Deer Island for Earth Day
Tuesday is Earth Day and five Biloxi casinos are giving back. Video Video
M.D.M.R. Hosts Great American Seafood Cook-Off
Friday night, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources hosted a Great American Seafood Cook-Off to name Mississippi's top seafood chef. Video Video
Scott Walker Pleads Guilty to Federal Program Fraud
Scott Walker, son of the former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) Director, Bill Walker, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court today. Video Video
M.D.M.R. Doing Some Restructuring of Staff
After the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources, (M.D.M.R.) was rocked by arrests of top employees earlier this year, Executive Director, Jamie Miller, has been left to pick up the pieces. Video Video
Red Snapper Season Cut Short Due to Federal Regulations
Federal regulation has cut red snapper season from 44 days to 11 days this year. Video Video
Seafood Industry Has Struggled Since BP Oil Spill
Since the 2010 BP oil spill, the seafood industry on the Gulf Coast has struggled. Now, fishermen are speaking out against regulatory agencies, such as the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.). Video Video
M.D.M.R. to Reopen Oyster Reefs to Tonging March 26th
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) said Tuesday that several oyster reefs will reopen for tonging only at legal sunrise Wednesday, March 26th.
M.D.M.R. Begins Voluntary Snapper Reporting Program
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will begin a voluntary red snapper reporting program for recreational fishermen on June 1st.
M.D.M.R. Holds Public Meeting May 22nd
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will hold a public meeting Thursday, May 22nd, to get input from resident commercially licensed oyster and crab fishermen affected by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in 2011.
Red Snapper Reporting Form Available From M.D.M.R.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is asking recreational fishermen to participate in a voluntary reporting program for red snapper during the 2014 season.
Sun Herald Wins Battle for M.D.M.R. Records
The Sun Herald has finally won the long battle for access to Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) public records, and in the process, the Mississippi State Auditor has been found in contempt of court. Video Video
Shumate's Attorney Says Walker's Plea Could Help Her Case
News 25 also spoke with Tina Shumate's attorney, Tim Holleman, today. Video Video
New Oyster Harvest License Regulation Requires Oyster Harvesters to Attend Free Training
In January 2014, the Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (I.S.S.C.) adopted new regulations concerning all U.S. states that harvest and process oysters.
More Oyster Reefs Closing
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that several more oyster reefs will be closed until further notice because of the stage of the Pearl River in Pearl River, La.
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