Local fishermen address Spillway concerns

Local fishermen have stepped up in an effort to help save our area’s marine life in the wake of more than 260 dead dolphins and sea turtles that have washed ashore this year. Marine life has not been impacted this significantly, since the BP oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. As marine life suffers, the fishing industry is feeling the effects as well.

James Stokes works at the Gulfport Harbor Bait Shop and says the spillway opening is killing business.

“You know the spillway once they let the water go once that’s okay one time a year, but when they start letting it go two or three times a year people got to step in and do something because places like this, this little bitty spot it’ll fall under pressure like this.”

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