department of marine resources

Staying safe on the water for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and that means folks are getting ready to hop on the boat and hit the water. Though it's a fun weekend, it also comes with many dangers if you aren't careful. It's National Safe…

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…

Law enforcement raise money for breast cancer awareness

Law enforcement from across the Coast came together to help raise money for the American Cancer Society and breast cancer awareness. The event was introduced by members of the Department of Marine Resources in conjunction with the organization Real Men…

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…

Shrimping Closes, Tonging Reopens

New important information is out for shrimpers who plan to hit coast waters over the weekend. The Department of Marine Resources announced all waters north of the Intracoastal Waterway in Mississippi territorial waters will be closed to shrimping at 12:01…

Biloxi Bay Reefs Reopen Wednesday

Good news fishermen, the oyster reefs in the Biloxi Bay will reopen tomorrow morning. Excessive rainfall caused the reefs to close on November 9th. Officials with the Department of Marine Resources say that the body of water is now back…

DMR Honors Local Man

A local family wanted to show appreciation to the Department of Marine Resources for the service they do for the Coast, but it’s the DMR who will be honoring them instead. Chase Thompson has one of the rarest genetic disorders…

Cyberstalking Arrest

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources arrested Joey Jason Holliman on Thursday night for Cyberstalking a marine patrol officer. Holliman was arrested without incident at his home in McHenry and was brought to the Jackson County Jail. His…

Jackson County Suspect Wanted for Cyberstalking

The Department of Marine Resources is searching for a man accused of cyberstalking after allegedly saying he “wanted to put a bullet in the officer's head” on Facebook. The DMR stopped Joey Holliman last night in Jackson County for two…

Students Learn about Boating Safety

Watch out, there may be some new boaters on the water. A group of local students are on their way to getting licenses this week. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources teamed up with North Woolmarket Elementary and Middle School…

Blue Crab Restoration Program

The Department of Marine Resources is asking for fishermen’s help to remove neglected crab traps from the Coast. Hopeful participants attended an initial sign up meeting with the DMR earlier this morning. Officials will be shelling out disaster funds from…

Red Tide Closes Oyster Reefs

Today, the Department of Marine Resources announced the historic red tide the Coast has been hit with could keep oyster reefs closed for another three months.

Two Oyster Reefs Reopen

The Department of Marine Resources reopened two oyster reefs after issues with water samples closed them three weeks ago.