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Recreational harvest opening for Greater Amberjack, closing for Gray Triggerfish

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that recreational harvest for Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on Friday, May. 1, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. Officials also announced that the recreational harvest for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01…
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2020 Bonnet Carre Spillway Watch

Special thanks from Dunny Green for putting together these FANTASTIC story maps. Dunny closed the 2019 – 2020 Bonnet Carre Spillway Story Map in early February. The link to that map can be found below: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2558ee4ef8314cb9ab95cd31670783c4 Dunny then created the 2020 Bonnet Carre Spillway Watch story map. The new story map will keep everyone informed…
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Advocacy Update February 2020

COASTAL CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION MISSISSIPPI ADVOCACY UPDATE                                                       2020 #3 (February) ADVOCACY UPDATE is an informational release from CCA Mississippi intended to keep members aware of current issues and activities of the state and national association. News releases will also reach members with more pressing issues that warrant action by the association and may solicit member involvement. …
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Bonnet Carre Spillway Story Map

Learn about the lasting effects that the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway will have on the Mississippi Gulf Coast : https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/2558ee4ef8314cb9ab95cd31670783c4
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Mississippi Commission rejects cap on industrial menhaden harvest

Unlimited take of forage fish and associated bycatch in state waters will continue View the governor’s letter. This week the Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources elected to leave the industrial harvest of menhaden essentially unregulated by refusing to enact a cap on harvest in state waters. A proposal to limit the commercial take of menhaden,…
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Menhaden harvest cap proposed for state waters

View the current proposal Proposal would limit removals to 63 million pounds from Mississippi waters In response to ongoing concerns about intense industrial removals of menhaden from sensitive coastal areas, CCA Mississippi is supporting efforts to enact a harvest cap of 28,900 metric tons from state waters. The proposed cap represents the average reported landings…
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