Federal Fisheries Declaration Approved For Mississippi

September 27, 2019 Halle Parker, WLOX

Congressional leaders announced a federal fisheries disaster declaration Wednesday morning to help South Mississippi fishermen affected by the opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Gulf State US Reps Back Fisheries Disaster Request

U.S. House members from three Gulf Coast states are backing their governors’ request for a fisheries disaster declaration, saying freshwater flooding into saltwater ecosystems has killed oysters, hurt fish catches and damaged livelihoods.