Content Tagged 'mississippi department of marine resources'

Five Students Win M.D.M.R. Awards at Region VI Science Fair
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) presented five Coast students with the M.D.M.R. Excellence in Marine Sciences Award as part of the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair.
Black History Month: Keith Davis
For Black History Month, News 25 is highlighting those individuals in the Gulf Coast community who have made an impact. Video Video
Ohio State Students Help M.D.M.R. Clean Up Deer Island
Students from Ohio State University are on the Coast this week helping the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) along with Wildlife and Fisheries clean up Deer Island as part of an alternative winter break program. Video Video
M.D.M.R. & I.M.M.S. Partner to Save Turtles in Northeast
Thirty two Kemp's Ridley Turtles, an endangered species, were in crisis due to cold weather in the northeast, and were flown south to recover. Video Video
Gov. Bryant Speaks at M.D.M.R. Promotion Ceremony
The Governor emphasized how all law enforcement risk their lives each day for strangers, regardless of age, race, or political party. Video Video
Bryant Establishes Oyster Council to Revitalize Populations
Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill dealt a serious blow to the oyster industry. Video Video
Former M.D.M.R. Chief of Staff, Joe Ziegler, Sentenced
The tenth and final player in the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) corruption case was sentenced in federal court Monday in Hattiesburg. Video Video
Sec. of State Presents Check for Coastal Restoration
Our coastal tidelands projects are always in need of work, and Wednesday, the Secretary of State, Delbert Hosemann, had a hand in helping. Video Video
Ziegler Sentencing Brings An End To M.D.M.R. Investigation
State Auditor, Stacey Pickering, announced Monday that former Department of Marine Resources Chief of Staff, Joseph Ziegler, has been sentenced to three years’ probation.
MS Coastal Cleanup Nets 1,603 Bags of Trash
Nearly 2,000 volunteers combed the Coast's beaches, marsh areas, and barrier islands Saturday, Oct. 18th, picking up trash at 47 sites during the 26th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.
Former M.D.M.R. Boat Captain Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement
District Attorney Joel Smith announced Thursday that former Mississippi Dept. of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) Department Head for the Rigs to Reef Division, Kerwin Cuevas, pled guilty to one count of embezzlement and was sentenced by Judge Roger T. Clark in Harrison Co. Circuit Court.
M.D.M.R. to Open Oyster Reefs at Sunrise Friday
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) announced Monday that a limited oyster season will open at legal sunrise Friday, Nov. 14th, 2014.
Local Fishermen Show Officials Struggles After Oil Spill
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was one of the worst ecological disasters in history, and Monday, local fishermen took a big step forward in the recovery process. Video Video
I.M.M.S. & M.D.M.R. Partner to Rehabilitate Endangered Turtles
The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (I.M.M.S.) and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) are working together to rehabilitate 30 turtles in danger from the cold weather in the northeastern section of the United States.
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
August Adventure Quencher: Turtles
Want to learn more about turtles? Join the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve on Saturday for this month's Adventure Quencher on turtles.
Pascagoula Seeking Volunteers for Coastal Cleanup on Oct. 18th
The City of Pascagoula is seeking volunteers for the 26th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup.
Sen. Roger Wicker Tours Oyster Reefs with M.D.M.R.
Senator Roger Wicker was on the Gulf Coast Wednesday. Video Video
M.D.M.R. Fraud Saga Continues
In the ongoing Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) saga, three of five key players, Bill Walker, Michael Janus, and Scott Walker, have all been sentenced to time in federal prison. Video Video
26th Annual Coastal Cleanup Held Saturday
The Gulf’s coastline is one of Mississippi's greatest treasures and sometimes it requires a little extra help to keep it clean. Video Video
MS Red Snapper Season Closed, M.D.M.R. Reminds Anglers to Report Catch
Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) are reminding fishermen to participate in the agency’s voluntary red snapper reporting program for the July weekend recreational fishing season for red snapper, which closed in Mississippi territorial waters on July 27th, 2014, at 11:59 p.m.
M.D.M.R. Seeks Grant Money to Restore Marine Habitats
Currently, the M.D.M.R. is seeking $10.9 million in federal grant money to restore marine life habitats in the Sound. Video Video
M.D.M.R. to Open Red Snapper Season in October
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) will open a recreational red snapper season in state waters every weekend in October and the first weekend in November, Executive Director, Jamie Miller, said Friday.
M.D.M.R. Vessel Capsizes in Mississippi Sound
A vessel owned by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) capsized Thursday afternoon in the Mississippi Sound.
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
Law Enforcement Say Labor Day Weekend Was Slow
With the holiday weekend coming to a close, law enforcement have been out in full force keeping our roads and water safe. 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.
M.D.M.R. to Open Additional Waters to Shrimping
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) will open additional waters for shrimping on Monday, Sept. 29th.
M.D.M.R. Encourages Boater Safety Over Labor Day Weekend
Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, and many Coast residents and visitors take advantage of the holiday to go boating.
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