Governor Reeves says fishing still allowed during shelter-in-place

There isn’t much you can do outdoors during the shelter-in-place order, but Governor Tate Reeves has given the okay for fishing in the state.

Reeves described fishing as a “very safe, socially distant activity.”

The Governor has said you can go fishing on a pond, creek, or private lake as long as you stay away from other people.

Recreational saltwater fishing is also allowed as long as family members from the same household are the only ones on the boat.

If the people on the boat do not live in the same house they need to make sure they can maintain at least six feet between each other.

Since fishing has been cleared, local fish shops on the Coast are still open for business. Sports Unlimited Owner Tony Deas said, “The business has actually been pretty good. There is a lot of people who can’t go to work, but they can go fishing. You are allowed to be out in your boat, fishing. This is a great time of the year for that. Fishing has been real good. So, we are actually seeing a decent amount of business.”

Remembers as always when you go into any store like Sports Unlimited maintain social distancing and wear your face mask.

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