Press Release

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
1505 Eastover Drive, Jackson, MS, 39211
Phone: 601-432-2400

MDWFP to Host Pond Management Workshop in Forrest County

JACKSON - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) is hosting a pond management workshop at Paul B. Johnson State Park located south of Hattiesburg off Hwy 49. The workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7 in the conference room at the park office.  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.

"This workshop will allow biologists and private pond owners the opportunity to discuss management options to improve fish populations and habitat," according to MDWFP fisheries biologist Jeremy McCain. "This is a great way for us to provide how-to information that can help pond owners achieve their goals."  For more information, call Stephen Brown at Paul B. Johnson State Park at (601) 582-7721.

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


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