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Written comments on the #GulfCouncil's Grey Triggerfish Rebuilding Plan are due close of business on 2/28/17. Public hearings will be held March 6-15 and will come as close as Spanish Fort, AL, but may also be attended via webinar.

#GulfofMexico #GreyTriggerfish #GMFMC

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Similarly, commercial shrimpers are bemoaning federal data poised to require skimmer trawls be re-outfitted for new #TEDs.
Lee Zurik/FOX8 #HookedUp part III, #GulfRedSnapper fishery.

#GulfofMexico

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And all the recreational anglers said, "AMEN!"
The National Academies commiserates about federal management of recreational fisheries.

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If you've ever been curious about the types of vegetation adapted to living along the fresh, brackish and salty waters of the Gulf of Mexico coastlines, here's a nice index by the #USDA.

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Two new vessels were recently added to #Mississippi's #MarineResources fleet!
Learn more when you check out the highlights from the christening ceremony.

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Already fishing for speckled trout? Register for the Yellow Mouth Fever and you could hit the jackpot!
Registration prizes are up for grabs, and thousands of U$D will go to the anglers who weigh in the biggest speck!
One weigh-in per day. Specks should be >20" to be competitive. Keep what you can eat trying, carefully release the rest.

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If these mid-Atlantic species migrate to our fishing holes, #NOAA says we can't catch them until at least 2019.

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It's great to see the work being done upstream to improve water quality in the Gulf of Mexico! Illinois pledged to reduce nutrient run-off by 15-25% over the next 9 years.

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Across the country, teams with NASA DEVELOP began the spring 2017 project term last week, to apply data to some our planet's most critical environmental concerns. One of those projects will aid us in Mississippi oyster restoration.
We look forward to having updates in the next several weeks. Meanwhile, check out their recent work.

#EarthScience #MDMR #Mississippi #oysters #NASADEVELOP
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