17-01-MMS| January 10, 2017
BILOXI, Miss. – Gov. Phil Bryant will participate in a ceremony Thursday for two Mississippi Department of Marine Resources vessels.
The Conservationist, an oyster lugger, will be christened, and a new Marine Patrol vessel will be named.
The ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Singing River Island near the Coast Guard Station.
Photos courtesy of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
MDMR will christen two boats at a ceremony Thursday, Jan. 12. A new Marine Patrol vessel will be named, and The Conservationist will be christened as the oyster lugger returns to service.
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources is dedicated to enhancing, protecting and conserving marine interests of the state by managing all marine life, public trust wetlands, adjacent uplands and waterfront areas to provide for the optimal commercial, recreational, educational and economic uses of these resources consistent with environmental concerns and social changes. Visit the DMR online at dmr.ms.gov.