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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 priority bays and estuaries by providing measurable improvements to water quality and reducing significant sources of degradation".
Through the Beach Outfalls Challenge, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) hopes to have competitors come up with practical, implementable eco-restoration solutions for water resource improvement. These designs need to be flexible in implementation, aesthetically pleasing, not have any unintended consequences, and be compliant with MDEQ's National Fish and Wildlife (NFWF) proposal. MDEQ is seeking two different areas of focus for water improvement applications, as designs can focus on outfalls with in-stream or on-beach solutions.
Winning designs will be implemented, at pilot scale, by MDEQ. To learn more about the MDEQ Beach Outfalls Challenge and why it is important for MSCFU to be involved please visit our team page at:
If you would like to particpate on our Team or would like to become a sponsor please contact Mscfuwebs@gmail.com. Design submissions are due April 14, 2017 at 5 P.M. Central Time.
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Notice of Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council Public Hearing regarding Shrimp Amendment 17B:
Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
1600 E. Beach Blvd.
Gulfport, MS 39501
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 pounds of tails; set a minimum threshold number of shrimp permits at 1,072; form a review panel when the number of permits reaches 1,175; and allow vessels to transit through Gulf federal waters without a federal vessel permit if trawl doors and nets are out of the water and the bag straps are removed from the net. The Council will host public hearing meetings for Shrimp 17B in conjunction with Coral Amendment 7 scoping meetings.
Visit here to view the entire Gulf Council meeting recap:
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BILOXI, Miss. – A portion of an oyster reef in Pass Christian will open Thursday, Feb. 9, for tonging, officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Wednesday.
Conditionally Approved Area II “F” will open at legal sunrise Thursday. It is part of the Pass Christian Reef and is known as the “Tonging Box.”
All applicable rules and regulations shall remain in effect, and all other waters and reefs shall remain closed to the harvest of oysters.
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