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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Marine resources along coastal Mississippi and Alabama are the focus
of a two day conference in Biloxi. The Bays and Bayous symposium began
Wednesday morning at the coliseum convention center.
recognized the importance of the Gulf of Mexico on our life, our
economy. And we recognize how important it is. Sometimes those things
get overlooked," said state senator Brice Wiggins, who delivered opening
remarks at the conference.
The health of the Gulf of Mexico and
other marine resources are a big part of the Bays and Bayous symposium.
Hundreds of scientists, educators and students will network, learn and
share information during a series of seminars.
"Our eco systems
have problems. But I do think that we have to be positive. We have a lot
of bright people in this room. A lot of people doing a lot of different
things to try to solve some of those problems. And I think that's what
Bays and Bayous helps do," said LaDon Swann, who directs the
Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, the group hosting the
Assigning a value to marine and coastal eco systems
was the subject of the opening session. An economist spoke about the
connection between the environment and our human well being.
next door neighbors that go to the beach, do they really understand or
really care about what oysters do in terms of clearing up the water? No.
They're really more concerned that they have clear or clean water to
swim in or fish in. That's what they connect to," said David Yoskowitz,
who works at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies.
said the value of eco services must be a part of any decision making
that affects the environment. And government leaders are recognizing
"Most policy makers would agree that when it comes down to
decisions and you're weighing benefits and costs, and there's dollars on
the line, the environment needs to have a voice in that decision,"
"Certainly shucking an oyster, picking a
blue crab. All those are fisheries related. We can't have fisheries
unless we have good management and a lot of good habitat. Clean water.
You know, swimming. We can't have tourism," said Swann.
Many of the people responsible for helping manage those marine resources are a part of this two day conference.
topics related to the BP oil spill are included in the conference
agenda. Those include ongoing scientific studies about the long term
impact of the spill, along with restoration plans and projects.
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