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…

Balius 100th anniversary

It’s a historic time for a historic business here on the Coast. A century has come and gone and one D’Iberville business is still serving the oyster industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and beyond. Balius Welding and Iron Works…

Oyster aquaculture meeting

Officials with MDMR are hosting a public hearing tonight on an oyster aquaculture project near Deer Island. News 25’s Tanner Stewart joins us with what this means for fisherman.

Two Areas Opening For Oyster Tonging Biloxi

Additional areas are now officially open for oyster fishermen. The northern portion of Pass Christian and Henderson Point reefs and Hornets reef inside the tonging line is open, as well as Waveland and St. Stanislaus reefs inside the tonging line.

Oyster Areas Closed To Harvesting

Oyster Areas Closed To Harvesting: Handkerchief Reef and Henderson Point Reef Pass Christian Reef Pass Marianne Reef Telegraph Reefs Pelican, Buoy and First Key Reefs

Oyster Reefs Reopen

News 25's Laurene Callander tells us about the oyster reefs reopening at Biloxi Bay this morning.

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…

Oyster Agency Regulations Meeting

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reached out to the public for input on proposed changes regarding Mississippi’s oyster aquaculture. Enhancing Mississippi’s oyster resources through aquaculture was a top recommendation of Governor Phil Bryant’s Oyster Restoration Council. Tonight DMR held…

Oyster Reefs Opening Today

More oyster reefs are opening this morning at sunrise according to The Mississippi Department Of Marine Resources. The two areas include square Handkerchief Reef, southern portions of Henderson Point Reef, and southern portions of the Pass Christian Reef. All current…

Oyster Season Reopens

Gulf coast fishermen could not hit the water fast enough this morning after the DMR announced the opening of two oyster reefs. The men and women itching to get back to work after dealing with almost three months of a…