MDWFP sees record-low boating incidents during holiday weekend


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Leaders with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) released statistics from the holiday enforcement period on July 2 through 5. MDWFP said it saw a record low number of boating-related incidents.

Conservation officers were active statewide conducting saturation patrols and responded to three boating incidents with no fatalities. In addition, there were no reported drownings across the state. 

MDWFP concluded the holiday period with the following statistics: 

  • 272 total citations 
  • 14 alcohol and drug violations 
  • 11 BUI arrests 
  • 2,098 safety checks 

For more information regarding hunting, fishing, and boating regulations in Mississippi, visit their official website.

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