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MDWFP and MSU to Host Pond Management Workshop

MERIDIAN – The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks, (MDWFP) Fisheries Bureau and the Mississippi State University Extension Service are hosting a pond management workshop in Jasper County.

The workshop will be held at the Jasper County MSU Extension Office located at 37 B West 8th Avenue in Bay Springs on Thursday, July 19th at 6 p.m. An hour-long presentation will include topics on pond design, fish stocking, harvest, vegetation control, liming, and fertilization. A question-and-answer period will follow. Those interested in attending the workshop are asked to register by calling the Jasper County Extension Service Office at (601) 764-2314.

“This workshop will provide private pond owners the opportunity to discuss all aspects of pond management with biologists,” says MDWFP fisheries biologist Ryan Jones. “We talk to many people each year who want help managing their ponds, and this is a great way for us to provide personal how-to information that can help pond owners achieve their goals.”

For more information regarding fishing in Mississippi, visit our website at www.mdwfp.com or call us at (601) 432-2212.