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Shrimpers fishing for funds, not shrimp

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Even though shrimp season is underway, most South Mississippi shrimpers aren't dropping their nets. They are working for BP.

Fishermen not dropping their nets was just one of many topics discussed at the Commission on Marine resources meeting held Tuesday morning in Biloxi.

The commission received an update from DMR on shrimp testing to ensure the shrimp are safe for consumption.

Also, one long time ice and fuel vendor is no longer extending credit to the fishermen working for BP because he wants to see the money from BP.

Steve Phillips is on the story. He will have more on WLOX News and WLOX.com

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