Skip to comments.MDMR and MDEQ Reopen Waters... (Let's Go Fishing! Mississippi)
Posted on 07/31/2010 7:45:12 AM PDT by houeto
BILOXI, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have ordered the reopening of Mississippi territorial waters north of the barrier islands to all commercial and recreational finfish and shrimp fishing activities that were part of the precautionary oil spill closures. This order takes effect at 6:01 p.m. today. All commercial and recreational crab and oyster fishing will remain closed in the affected area.
The water’s fine PING!
a lot of these guys in the sport fishing industry are just barely hanging on. It will probably be next spring until many in the fishing tackle industry make any kind of comeback at all,if then.
Never stopped fishing.
Fish caught in the gulf fry in their own oil.
I had Gulf Snapper for dinner last night and it was great. The only oil I tasted was olive oil.
But we still can’t oyster. B@st@rds!
I’m glad to hear it. The fishing here is really good and I was depressed thinking fishing was just one more thing I couldn’t do because of the oil.
You have to click on the news release for the article. It opens a PDF file.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
"The commercial catfish industry in Arkansas is continuing its downward spiral, with fish inventories and acreage at 10-year lows, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report.
Food-size catfish inventory fell 32 percent, to 27.7 million fish, down from almost 41 million last year. Water-surface acreage has been cut in half in the past two years, to under 15,000 acres that will be usedfrom July 1 through Dec. 31.
Catfish producers have been battered in recent years by high feed prices and competition from foreign imports. This is third consecutive year of decline for both inventory and acreage.
Many catfish farmers have left the business entirely or have begun the process of turning to row crops."
What a shame. We're going to be importing ALL our seafood if Obama gets his sorry way. Just Damn!
It’s too hot for oystering right now.
That used to be true prior to modern refrigeration. These days it's just another excuse for the government to regulate. We eat the oysters all summer long. Just don't get caught!
It’s not about refrigeration, it’s about that disease oysters harbor in hot weather. Can’t remember what it is called, glad you have never caught it.
Missippy Ping Yall.
We had a seafood producer/processor looking at some land near here in landlocked central Indiana. The few people that lived near that very rural setting created such a NIMBY tirade, that the company nixed the idea and moved on to stiller waters.
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It’s July. I thought oyster were out of season.
WooHoo!! My nephew and his wife and family are going to be thrilled!! They’ve been itching to get out to Horn Island for weeks!!
They are. I should have been clearer with my post. They have not let us oyster since Katrina. They say the storm killed the reefs. It's all BS. You can't get out of your boat without shoes because the beds are so thick with oysters.
Well, if they catch you eating them, they don't take you to the emergency room. They write you a ticket and give you a court date. What does that tell you?
It tells me that the disease is really nasty and people don’t believe it is real. The disease (somebody help me with the name) exists in warm salt water and you can catch it directly from the water if you have a cut in your skin but I think it is rare.
Oysters were on the menu at the restaurant last night, I would not have been arrested if I had ordered them. They freeze well and when harvested at the right time of year can be cooked and eaten all year.
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