Scenic USA - Mississippi
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|Photo by Scott Dommin
Scott's PBase Gallery
This vivid twilight scene at Pass Christian (kris-chee-ANN) catches a fleet of shrimp boats berthed for the night. A second, more thoughtful look may have you wondering why arenít some of these boats out on the Gulf dragging their nets. Well, today thereís a lot of talk among Mississippi shrimpers contemplating one of the worst years for shrimping. Plenty of cheap imports have dropped prices to 1970 levels, but back then diesel fuel was only 30 cents a gallon. Today, some of these Gulf fishermen have been bypassing the middleman and selling directly to customers that come to the docks searching for wild whites. New harvest regulations and limitations have also cut into profits, tightening the noose on an already reeling economy.
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