Charmaine Schmermund

MDMR announces Floyd as Director of Office of Marine Fisheries

22-2-CWS | January 14, 2022 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announces the appointment of Traci Floyd as Director of the Office of Marine Fisheries.   As Director of the Office of Marine Fisheries, Floyd will be responsible for regulating all commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries in the State of Mississippi …

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Commercial, recreational fishing seasons opening, closing

21-65-CWS | December 27, 2021 BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced today that commercial fishing seasons for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) and Greater Amberjack (Seriola dumerili), as well as the recreational and commercial harvest of Lane Snapper (Lutjanus synagris), will open in Mississippi territorial waters on January 1, 2022, …

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MDMR’s Remote Oyster Setting Facility Project Phase 1 underway

21-62-CWS | December 21, 2021 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) is in Phase I of its Remote Oyster Setting Facility Project. Funded by the RESTORE Council, the purpose of the Remote Oyster Setting Facility Project is to support the restoration and protection of natural resources, ecosystems, fisheries, marine and wildlife …

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Recreational Red Snapper season to close November 21

21-60-CWS | November 18, 2021 BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) announced today that the state recreational fishing season for Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) will close in Mississippi territorial waters on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. After the closure, no Red Snapper shall be landed or possessed in Mississippi …

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