Three MCMR Members Sworn in, Officers Elected

12-49-CWS | July 18, 2012

BILOXI, Miss. – The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources (MCMR) swore in three commissioners and elected officers for the new fiscal year at its July 17 meeting held at the Bolton State Office Building in Biloxi.

 

Reappointed members include Steve Bosarge of Jackson County, representing commercial fishermen; Richard Gollott of Harrison County, representing commercial seafood processors; and Shelby Drummond of Jackson County, representing recreational fishermen. Their terms will run July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2016. Also on the commission are Jimmy Taylor of Harrison County, representing charter boat operators, and Dr. Vernon Asper of Hancock County, representing nonprofit environmental organizations. During the meeting, MCMR members re-elected Dr. Vernon Asper as chairman and Jimmy Taylor as vice chairman.

 

The MCMR is composed of five members appointed by the Governor for four-year terms to represent the following areas: commercial seafood processors, nonprofit environmental organizations, charter boat operators, recreational fishermen and commercial fishermen.

 

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 www.dmr.ms.gov.

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo Courtesy of Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

 

Photo A: Norma Jean Soroe, CSR, left, performs the swearing in ceremony at the July 17 Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources meeting in Biloxi. Left to right, Richard Gollott of Harrison County, representing commercial seafood processors; Steve Bosarge of Jackson County, representing commercial fishermen; and Shelby Drummond of Jackson County, representing recreational fishermen; have all beenreappointed by the Governor to the commission for another four-year term.

 

Photo B: The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources members are (from left) Shelby Drummond of Jackson County, representing recreational fishermen; Vice Chairman Jimmy Taylor of Harrison County, representing charter boat operators; Richard Gollott of Harrison County, representing commercial seafood processors; Steve Bosarge of Jackson County, representing commercial fishermen; and Chairman Dr. Vernon Asper of Hancock County, representing nonprofit environmental organizations.

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