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Recreational Overfishing Threatens Future of U.S. Fisheries

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on June 23, 2018 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Slew of Fisheries Bills and Misguided Recreational Fishing Measures Could Undermine Decades of Progress



A perfect storm is brewing behind closed doors that could drastically undermine the rebuilding of American fish stocks and threaten the livelihoods of the next generation of commercial fishermen. The U.S. Co...

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MS Fishermen Support Sustainable Shark Fisheries & Trade Act

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on June 8, 2018 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


The Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United, Inc. is glad to express strong support for H.R. 5248 “The Sustainable Shark Fisheries and Trade Act” introduced by Representative Webster (R-FL). The bill offers a common sense approach to addressing sustainable shark fisheries and ensures nations engaged in the importation of shark products to the United States are held to simil...

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Report Reveals Historic Success in Federal Fisheries Management

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on May 22, 2018 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

NOOA Recently Removed Gulf of Mexico Red Snapper From the Overfished List




You can read all about Red Snapper in this quarter's issue of Water Log- published by the Miss...

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Shrimp in the Seafood Import Monitoring Program is Now Law

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on March 26, 2018 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


U.S. Congress Takes Action To Protect American Shrimp Industry and Consumers of Imported Shrimp!

The domestic, wild-caught U.S. shrimp industry is glad to see the language in Sec. 539 of the FY18 Omnibus Appropriations bi...

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MSCFU Makes Push For Oyster Shell Recycling Program In Mississippi

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on February 28, 2018 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)



The Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United launched a pilot oyster shell recycling effort at the 2017 Annual Oyster Cook-off & Festival that was a huge success! The event- featuring six of t...

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Wisconsin Farmers and Gulf Fishermen Link Up to Address Gulf "Dead Zone" Issue

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on December 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Growing problem creates opportunity for collaboration



Recently, a group of commercial fishermen from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama traveled over one thousand miles north to meet with a group of conservation minded farmers in Wisconsin....

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Celebrate MS Seafood for National Seafood Month

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on October 27, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)



The next time you enjoy Mississippi seafood, celebrate the people who brought it to you!


October is National Seafood Month, and there’s no better place to celebrate seafood than right here in the Ma...

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MSCFU Announces Particpation in the MDEQ Beach Outfalls Challenge

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on April 8, 2017 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)



The Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United, Inc. (MSCFU) is pleased to announce our participation as a registered team in the MDEQ Beach Outfalls Challenge. This is a public prize competition in which 28 registered teams will compete in a challenge to "enhance Mississippi's ability to restore and maintain ecological integrity of ...

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Notice of Public Hearing for Shrimp Amendment 17B

Posted by Mscfuwebs@gmail.com on February 8, 2017 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Notice of Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing regarding Shrimp Amendment 17B:

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

Courtyard Marriott

1600 E. Beach Blvd.

Gulfport, MS 39501

(228) 864-4310

The Council reviewed a public hearing draft of Shrimp Amendment 17B. The Council selected preferred alternatives that would establish an aggregate maximum sustainable yield of 1.12 million pounds of tails and aggregate optimum yield of 8.5 million po...

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