oysters

Mississippi deluges: Low salinity kills baby oysters

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Deluges along Mississippi’s coast have damaged the state’s current generation of oysters two years after fresh water from a Louisiana flood control structure all but wiped out live adults on reefs.…

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…

Bringing more oysters to the Coast

Biloxi was once referred to as the ‘seafood capital of the world.’ Although those days are behind us, city officials and fishermen are now working together to bring back more marine life to the Mississippi Sound. When you think of…

Bringing oysters back to the Gulf Coast

Seafood lovers rejoice! There might soon be more Mississippi oysters to go around thanks to funding from the BP oil spill. Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United Executive Director Ryan Bradley said, “Mississippi’s coast down here in Biloxi and Pass Christian was…

Oyster relay at the Pascagoula Causeway Reef

An MDMR oyster relay kicked off at sunrise this morning in Pascagoula. Fishermen were seen out bright and early working hard to get their supplies together to get out onto the water. MDMR provided the fishermen with sacks for the…

Oyster dredge exchange in Biloxi

A state agency is offering Mississippi oystermen a new dredge to catch oysters after banning another kind that was more destructive to oyster reefs. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources says it will give a new $1,300 bag dredge to…

Program aimed at growing oyster population

Disasters in recent years have left our oyster industry and its workers reeling, but the DMR, Port of Gulfport, Southern Miss, and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services have all teamed up to help bring a recommendation by the governor’s…

GCRL Donates Oysters to Ocean Springs High School

A partnership between USM’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and Ocean Springs High School allows students to research and understand marine life and preservation along the Coast. Today, the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory donated more than 750,000 juvenile oysters to the…

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…