department of marine resources

Coronavirus Aid Relief assistance for fishermen opens Nov. 9

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act applications for commercial and charter fisheries participants will open 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9 on the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources website at dmr.ms.gov/cares-act-assistance/. Applicants must be a Mississippi resident 18 years…

DMR closes Area 5 to oyster harvesting at noon Wednesday

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday that Area 5 Approved growing waters are closed to the harvest of oysters beginning at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, due to the threat of…

DMR urges boaters to take care around Katrina Key

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources urges boaters to be cautious around a project to expand Katrina Key reef on the south side of Deer Island. Concrete rubble will be deployed by barge to expand the existing Katrina Key structure…

Mississippi lawmakers returning to work on state budget

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators are returning to the Capitol to deal with the unfinished state budget as leaders are clashing with Republican Gov. Tate Reeves. The House and Senate will convene Monday.…

Local reactions to DMR budget battle

A temporary funding solution has been found for the Department of Marine Resources to operate over the holiday weekend, but the battle for funding still continues. The state department responsible for everything marine-related on the Coast continues to face a…

DMR opens saltwater fishing to all this weekend

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is offering a free saltwater fishing weekend this weekend. Saltwater sport fishing is open to everyone, whether they have a valid fishing license or not. That sportfishing is limited to the waters south of…

Sec. of State presents Tidelands Funds to DMR

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann along with local leaders presented a check for nearly 12 million dollars to the Department of Marine Resources today to help fund projects along the Coast. DMR received $11.7 million as part of the Tidelands…

Fishing Season in Mississippi Waters

The Department of Marine Resources has opened and closed some fishing seasons for both commercial and recreational fishermen in our Mississippi waters. On Saturday, the recreational fishing season for Gag Fish opened, along with the commercial fishing season for Greater…

GULFPORT POLICE NEED HELP IDENTIFYING BODY

Gulfport police need help identifying the male body that was discovered in Bayou Bernard Monday evening. The body is described as a white male, mid 40's to 50's, about 5'9" to 5’10", 200 pounds, dark hair, beard, and a gold…

Red snapper season closes today

It’s the final day of the red snapper season for recreational fishermen in Mississippi. The Department of Marine Resources is set to close things down at 11:59 tonight. Earlier this week, DMR officials announced that their reporting system indicates anglers…

Shrimp season begins tomorrow

Everybody get ready for fresh gulf shrimp. The Department of Marine Resources will open up Mississippi waters for the 2018 shrimping season at 6 a.m. tomorrow. Recreational and commercial shrimp season north of the Intracoastal Waterway will close on December…

Buoys added in Back Bay Biloxi

This morning, Keesler Air Force Base and the Department of Marine Resources teamed up to install buoys in the Back Bay. In the past, security forces members have had issues with boaters trespassing onto Keesler. Even though signs on land…

Oyster program phase two

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is set to start on the second phase of a program to rebuild and revitalize oyster reefs in the western Mississippi Sound. During this phase, employees and contractors will plant about 160 acres of…