Commercial fishermen sue over spillway

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It’s not just the Coastal cities getting in on the litigation regarding the Bonnet Carre Spillway, the members of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United are taking action as well.

This was a devastating year for local commercial fishermen. Ryan Bradley, the executive director of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United, tells News 25 that they want the federal government to address the consequences to the Coast’s seafood industry that the spillway caused.

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Bradley says he hopes Mississippi will have a seat at the table next time a decision is made regarding the Bonnet Carre Spillway. “They took a big hit this year. It really displaced a lot of the fishermen. If they weren’t all but shut down, they were having to travel a lot further to make ends meet and those costs piled up and it is really a dire situation.”

Bradley says that fishermen are still paying for the negative perception of the Coast’s seafood industry that the Bonnet Carre Spillway caused.

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