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Gov. Barbour still fears threat of oil in MS despite capping efforts

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Governor Haley Barbour says, despite BP's efforts to cap that well in the Gulf of Mexico, there's still the threat of oil coming toward Mississippi.

Barbour says oil skimming resources will be used to collect as much as possible if it turns up near the state's shoreline.

Meanwhile, state environmental quality and marine resources agencies opened the Mississippi Sound to catch-and-release recreational fishing on Tuesday.

It also includes live bait shrimping, but commercial fishing remains closed.

An official with the Department of Marine Resources says, no one can be in possession of fish in closed areas.

That includes transporting fish by boat.

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