Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United, Inc.

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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

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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