July 3rd: 3 more beaches closed

19 beaches now closed

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Sunshine, derelict crab traps & cheap gas

Sunshine is back & so is cool/cold weather. The weekend is looking sunny, thankfully. Enjoy. Meantime, back to business. The Department of Marine Resources is telling crab fishermen, commercial and recreational,  they must remove their traps from state waters Feb. 7-13. On Feb. 14-16, all traps remaining in the water will be removed with help from…

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Biloxi International: Jellyfish, duck eggs, pizza, etc.

A knife skills class at the Mary C using produce from Lee’s International Market in Biloxi prompted a shopping trip this weekend. Definitely worth the drive to 917 Division St. (Pizza at Sicilian II on Pass Road was lagniappe.)

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Good cause. Good dog.

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Oyster reefs reopen

  The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources reopened two oyster areas  at legal sunrise today (Thursday, March 3) and it was a welcome sight. The reefs have been closed since 4 p.m. Dec. 11 because of the red tide, the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and excessive rainfall. “After months of being closed, I am…

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DMR offering emergency oyster resource recovery program

MDMR to begin emergency oyster work program Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources will begin Phase I of an emergency oyster resource recovery program in response to the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Jan. 10. MDMR will hold informational meetings at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the…

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French Kiss Pastries opens in food court

French Kiss Pastries is now open in the Food Court at Edgewater Mall.   Owner Jacqueline Ladnier offers her breakfast pastries, mini cakes, cannolis, éclairs, cakes, chicken salad, soups, coffee drinks, ham and turkey sandwiches &, of course, more. If you haven’t tried these pastries, you really should treat yourself. No, really. You can also go to…

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Want info on red tide? Go here.

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has info about harmful algal blooms, or red tide, on its website, dmr.ms.gov. There are some FAQs on the site, as well as phone numbers for questions about specific subjects, such as beach closures, fish kills and birds. “This harmful algal bloom is a unique occurrence for this area,”…

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Algae blooms cause oyster reef, beach closings

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources closed all oyster reefs Friday at 4 p.m. The decision was made as a precautionary measure due to the proximity of potentially harmful algae blooms in the Mississippi Sound. “We’re erring on the side of public safety,” MDMR Executive Director Jamie Miller said. “Algae blooms are unusual…

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