Mississippi waters open, Mississippi seafood safe for consumption - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Mississippi waters open, Mississippi seafood safe for consumption

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS - Recreational and commercial fishing in Mississippi waters is open, including charter fishing and recreational and commercial crabbing.

While NOAA Fisheries Services has restricted fishing through May 17 in the federal waters off the Mississippi Sound, the closure does not affect Mississippi waters.

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) and Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) staffs continue to monitor and test Mississippi's waters daily.

The MDMR in coordination with the Mississippi Department of Health are working together to ensure the safety of all seafood products in Mississippi.

The MDMR wants to assure consumers that Mississippi seafood is safe to buy and eat. According to the Mississippi State Department of Health, any fish available for commercial sale,  for example, fish in grocery stores, comes from non-contaminated waters.

Due to regulatory processes already in place, it would be highly unlikely for unsafe fish to make its way onto the commercial market.

"We've been working very closely with the Mississippi Department of Health and all Mississippi seafood is safe to purchase and consume," said Joe Jewell, DMR's Assistant Director of Marine Fisheries.

Copyright 2010 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Update: Teen charged in crash involving Gulfport police officer

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:11 AM EST2018-01-23 05:11:10 GMT
    Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding.  (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)Eli Daniel Bosworth, 18, is charged with motor vehicle theft and felony fleeing and eluding. (Photo source: Gulfport Police Dept.)

    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

    More >>

    A Gulfport police officer is on the way to the hospital with serious injuries Monday night after an accident at Three Rivers Road and Creosote Road.

    More >>
  • Possible change to Waveland vehicle take home policy could impact police officers

    Possible change to Waveland vehicle take home policy could impact police officers

    Tuesday, January 23 2018 12:02 AM EST2018-01-23 05:02:07 GMT
    The city is planning on making changes to its take home policy. (Photo source: WLOX News)The city is planning on making changes to its take home policy. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Full-time Waveland city workers, primarily police officers, who take-home vehicles outside of the city limits could see a change to the city's policy soon. City leaders said the current policy is antiquated and needs to be rewritten into something that would benefit both the officers and the taxpayers.

    More >>

    Full-time Waveland city workers, primarily police officers, who take-home vehicles outside of the city limits could see a change to the city's policy soon. City leaders said the current policy is antiquated and needs to be rewritten into something that would benefit both the officers and the taxpayers.

    More >>
  • Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Friends hope no foul play in death investigation

    Monday, January 22 2018 11:19 PM EST2018-01-23 04:19:34 GMT
    A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)A friend described Erin as a religious woman, a good mother, and outgoing.(Photo source: Facebook)

    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

    More >>

    Erin Hamilton's body was run over by a car, but the driver told police she was already lying in the street. Police say the circumstances surrounding her death are suspicious.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly