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Mississippi DMR want more boats to sign up for VOOP

by admin on June 17th, 2010

The Mississippi Dept. of Marine resouces is asking any licensed Mississippi commercial fisherman who have a boat and who have not registered yet with the Vessels of Opportunity program to contact them immediately. Below is the press release they issued.If you know of any Vietnamese fishermen who might need translators please contact us at and we will try and arrange for them to help with this process.

If you are a licensed Mississippi commercial fisherman with a large shrimp
boat-size vessel and you would like to work in the BP Vessel of Opportunity program and have
not yet signed up, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (MDMR) asks that you
contact them immediately. Please call Lauren Thompson at 228-523-4053 or Shelly Becker at
228-523-4051 in MDMR Public Affairs with your name and a description of your vessel.
Also, please feel free to call MDMR Executive Director Dr. Bill Walker on his cell phone at 228-
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality safeguards the health, safety, and
welfare of Mississippians by conserving and improving our environment and fostering wise
economic growth through focused research and responsible regulation.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and
conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands,
adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational,
educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns
and social changes. Visit the DMR online at

For More info on the Bp Vessels of Opportunity

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