Fighting for relief on the Coast
If you walk around the Pass Christian Harbor, you will notice a lot of for sale signs on shrimp boats.
This comes after local fishermen were devastated by the recent spillway opening. Although the spillway is now closed, the problems are nowhere near over. In fact, they could get worse before they get better.
This is why Executive Director of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United Ryan Bradley and Biloxi City Councilwoman Dixie Newman have taken two trips to Washington, D.C., to advocate for relief for all businesses adversely affected by the prolonged opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
“In past years, the disaster funding has not reached the people that are most affected by these disasters,” Bradley said “We are asking that Congress initiates emergency relief and direct that funding directly to the people that are in need of it.”
Bradley hopes that the emergency relief fund will come within the next few months.