Latest Mississippi River Delta News: February 8, 2013
America’s Hunter and Angler Numbers on the Rise–along with Their Economic Power
By Andy and Tami McDaniels for Outdoor Hub. February 6, 2013.
“The Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation (CSF) recently produced their 2013 Sportsmen’s Economic Impact Report (pdf) on the number of hunters and anglers in the United Sates and the tremendous economic impact they have on our nation’s economy…” (Read more)
Wildlife & Fisheries secretary chastises federal snapper managers
By Todd Masson, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). February 7, 2013.
“Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham issued the following statement Thursday in regard to a failed motion by the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council’s Reef Fish Committee to move forward with regional management of red snapper in Louisiana…” (Read more)
Temple Inland pleads guilty to environmental law violations, admits killing more than 500,000 fish in Pearl River
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). February 7, 2013.
“Temple Inland, a subsidiary of International Paper, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to polluting the Pearl River in August 2011 with illegal discharges from its Bogalusa paper manufacturing plant, and killing more than 500,000 fish, including more than 1,000 in the Bogue Chitto National Wildlife Refuge. The company could be fined up to $200,000 for violating the Clean Water Act, and up to $10,000 for each “taking” of wildlife in the refuge…” (Read more)