DMR asks kids to name the Gulf Safe Egret

From the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – In an effort to promote interest in Mississippi Gulf Safe Seafood, the Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program, under the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR), will hold a Name the Gulf Safe Egret contest for Coast children ages 12 and under.

The Seafood Marketing Program is looking for a creative name for the shrimp-eating egret featured on the new Gulf Safe Mississippi Seafood billboards, which are located along U.S. I-10, U.S. 90 and U.S. 49 in the three coastal counties.

The winning entry will receive a fishing rod and reel, a t-shirt from the Biloxi Seafood Museum and four tickets to a 2.5-hour walk-on sail aboard a 65-foot two-masted gaff-rigged Biloxi schooner, the Glenn L. Swetman or the Mike Sekul. If the winning name has multiple entries, a drawing will determine the winner. All children ages 12 and under are encouraged to participate.

Click here, or visit to print out an entry form. Entries must be returned by Dec. 6, 2010, to:

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
Seafood Marketing Program's Name the Gulf Safe Egret Contest
1141 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530

The Name the Gulf Safe Egret contest is organized by the Mississippi Seafood Marketing Program under the DMR-led campaign to reverse negative perceptions about Gulf seafood. The message of the Gulf Safe Seafood campaign is that Gulf seafood is safe, only harvested from open, regulated waters, tested extensively and is of the highest quality.