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Barataria Bay sunk to serve as artificial reef

Barataria Bay sunk to serve as artificial reef (Photo Source: Omega Protein) Barataria Bay sunk to serve as artificial reef (Photo Source: Omega Protein)
GULF OF MEXICO (WLOX) - A decommissioned fishing boat will be a source of new life in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources helped sink this retired vessel from Omega Protein on Wednesday. The Barataria Bay will now serve as an artificial reef.

Mobile users can watch the video of the boat sinking here: http://shout.lt/5C8n

The joint effort between the MDMR and Omega Protein will create a new structure where fish can flourish. The new habitat will also benefit fishermen.    

Officials sank the 48-year-old boat 20 miles from the mouth of the Pascagoula River.

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