shrimping

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 shrimp season opens May 28

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has set the opening date of the 2020-2021 shrimp season in state territorial waters for 6 a.m. Thursday, May 28. All regulations of the MDMR will be in full force and effect,…

Shrimp boats in trouble after Hurricane Nate

Many boats here on the Coast were overturned from the strong winds during Hurricane Nate. Shrimpers that depend on their boats to make a living hope their damaged vessels can be repaired. Hopefully it won’t be the last time at…

Senators speaking up for local seafood

Mississippi’s U.S. senators, Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker, are taking a stand for American shrimpers and seafood markets. The senators have reached out to the International Trade Commission about extending anti-dumping duties that limit the amount of frozen seafood sent…

Protecting Turtles from Skimmer Trawls

Here on the Coast our seafood industry is a huge part of the culture, but sometimes fishing for those tasty shrimp can put the life of a baby turtle in danger. NOAA Fisheries is proposing the use of turtle excluder…

Shrimp Season Opens

Fresh, locally harvested shrimp is now available at our local docks. So far, Coast fishermen are describing their catch as good. News 25’s Laurene Callander ventured out into the Mississippi Sound with shrimpers this morning as the season opened. The…