mississippi department of marine resources

Sip and Savor

Who will be crowned the king and queen of Mississippi seafood? There’s one way to find out and it involves your appetite and lots of food. The Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources are…

Former DMR director back behind bars

The former director of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is back behind bars after a judge ruled he fell too far behind on restitution payments. U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett sent Bill Walker back to jail Wednesday until an October…

Marine Patrol on shrimp season

Yesterday morning at 6 a.m., the 2018-2019 shrimp season officially opened. This means all regulations of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will be in full force and effect and all boats engaged in catching or transporting shrimp from Mississippi…

Speckled trout commercial season will not reopen

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Tuesday the commercial season for speckled trout will not reopen Friday, June 1st. There are two commercial seasons for speckled trout. The first runs from February 1st through May 31st. The…

Joe Spraggins named DMR executive director

Jamie Miller is out as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources to take a state development position and a familiar face is in. Today, Governor Bryant appointed Joe Spraggins to take over as DMR’s executive director. Miller,…

Gulf Coast Scenic Byways Directional Signage Project grant

Today the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced they will be awarding a $25,000 grant to help fund the Gulf Coast Scenic Byways Directional Signage Project in Hancock County. Hancock Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tish Williams said, “I don’t…

Mississippi Supreme Court rules on DMR public records

The Mississippi Supreme Court is siding with a newspaper in its longstanding effort to get documents from a state agency. In a decision Thursday, justices said a chancery judge ruled correctly that documents from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources…

Oyster aquaculture farm

Officials at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources held a public hearing tonight at the Bolton Building in Biloxi to discuss a new oyster aquaculture farm. Off-bottom oyster aquaculture is essential to growing oysters in the water column. Oysters on…

Second phase of oyster restoration to begin

In August, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will 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 approximately 160 acres of…

MDMR rebuilds oyster reefs

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources this week began a program to rebuild and revitalize oyster reefs in the western Mississippi Sound. Employees and contractors started a multi-phase project to plant 350 acres of cultch material on several reefs over…

DMR hosts 2017 Shellfish Conference

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is hosting the Gulf and South Atlantic States Shellfish Conference. The three day conference started this afternoon, featuring speakers from DMR, the Food and Drug Administration, the Mississippi Department of Health and several universities.…

Fishing licenses available in Pass Christian

Get your rod and reels ready. Starting this Wednesday through June, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will sell commercial fishing licenses in Pass Christian. Marine patrol officers will be at MDMR’s oyster check station in the Pass Christian Harbor…

Fishing license available in Pass Christian

Get your rod and reels ready. Starting this coming up Wednesday through June, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will sell commercial fishing licenses in Pass Christian. Marine patrol officers will be at MDMR’s oyster check station in the Pass…

New Shrimping Waters Open Thursday

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is opening additional waters for shrimping this Thursday. Beginning at 6 a.m., all waters south and west of a line beginning at Biloxi Bay channel beacon 18 will be open. For the specific boundaries,…

Rocky Start To Oyster Season

Oyster season is off to a rocky start after Monday’s opening. Nearly 100 boats harvested 12 hundred sacs of oysters on the first day of the season. The oyster fishermen who spoke with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources said…

Two Oyster Areas Reopening Monday, May 9

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that two areas will reopen to the harvest of oysters at legal sunrise Monday, May 9. These conditionally approved areas are: Area II “E” – This area includes Square Handkerchief…

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.