06 May 2013

• Fishing in the Gulf – 3 Years After BP


“About two-thirds of U.S. oysters come from the Gulf Coast, the source of about 40% of America's seafood catch. But in the three years since the drilling rig Deepwater Horizon blew up and sank about 80 miles south of here, fishermen say many of the oyster reefs are still barren, and some other commercial species are harder to find.

"’My fellow fishermen who fish crab and who fish fish, they're feeling the same thing,’ Barisich said. ‘You get a spike in production every now and then, but overall, it's off. Everybody's down. Everywhere there was dispersed oil and heavily oiled, the production is down.’”

Source: CNN.com


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