Nearly 100 dead redfish near Bayou Casotte ship channel

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Dozens of dead redfish floating near the Bayou Casotte ship channel in Jackson County caused quite a stink Friday. The fish were spotted floating about a mile south of Pascagoula.

DMR fin fish Bureau Director Mike Buchana said a crew from Omega Protein was fishing for menhaden Thursday when they noticed they were catching redfish instead. Buchana said they released their nets, but some of the redfish did not survive.

Buchana estimates about 75 to 100 redfish died. We heard about the foul odor from WLOX viewers as far away as Gautier.

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