fishermen

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…

Mississippi to receive $21.3M to help with fisheries disaster

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Representative Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., today announced that $21,311,804 in federal fishery disaster relief funds has been allocated for Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Commerce aid is being distributed in response to a prolonged period…

Commercial fishermen sue over spillway

It’s not just the Coastal cities getting in on the litigation regarding the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the members of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United are taking action as well. This was a devastating year for local commercial fishermen. Ryan Bradley, the…

Senator Wicker introduces Fishery Disasters Bill

One of our state’s top lawmakers have introduced new measures to get fishermen more relief quickly in the wake of an unprecedented disaster. The ‘Fishery Failures: Urgently Needed Disaster Declarations Act,’ or the ‘Fishery FUNDD Act,’ would reform NOAA’s Resource…

Fighting for relief on the Coast

If you walk around the Pass Christian Harbor, you will notice a lot of for sale signs on shrimp boats. This comes after local fishermen were devastated by the recent spillway opening. Although the spillway is now closed, the problems…

Local fishermen address Spillway concerns

Local fishermen have stepped up in an effort to help save our area's marine life in the wake of more than 260 dead dolphins and sea turtles that have washed ashore this year. Marine life has not been impacted this…

Bodies of Missing Fishermen Found

The bodies of the two missing fishermen at Moon Lake in Coahoma County have been found. Search crews located the bodies. The two men were on a job when their boat capsized. The men were reported missing late Friday night.

Missing Fishermen

In Mississippi, a search is underway for two fishermen who went missing at Moon Lake on Friday. Even though an official search was called off, family members are still keeping hope. The victim's mother said, "I need the rescue and…

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…

Boat Slip Fees up for Discussion

If you rent slips for your boat at Biloxi Small Craft Harbor or Point Cadet Marina, you could be seeing an increase with your rates. The rate of $6 per foot will remain the same but the proposed fee will…

Fishermen Look Back on Oyster Program

When the Army Corps of Engineers decided to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway, Coast DMR officials knew they had to race against the clock to remove oysters from its path to save our reefs. To do that, they enlisted the…