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Letter from the Gulf: the 62nd Mississippi deep sea fishing rodeo

By Sonia Van Gilder Cooke  

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Independence day in the US means it is time for the Mississippi deep sea fishing rodeo, the largest of its kind anywhere. It also happens that this year, no deep sea fish could be entered; last week, federal officials closed down offshore fishing as oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill hit the coast. Louisiana had to cancel its rodeo, the oldest in the country, but the 62nd Mississippi deep sea went ahead in Gulfport, with fishing confined to the bays and bayous. I…

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