Sunday, June 27, 2010

Louisiana Fishermen Work for BP More Than They Fish

This WWL TV story says that so many fishermen are working for BP right now that areas where the fish are safe are not being fished. Officials propose that BP pays bonuses to get fishermen back to fishing in Louisiana waters and save the Louisiana seafood industry. A lack of fresh seafood hurts local restaurants as well. Talks with BP have stalled, reports WWL.

With all the concern about Gulf Coast seafood safety due to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, even people who don't live in the area are concerned. The Inadvertent Gardener shares at BlogHer her memories of waiting for seafood deliveries from the Gulf when she lived in Iowa and blogger takes on the oil spill's impact on the food chain.


msladyDeborah said...

This is me just sharing how my mind does anyone know that the seafood in the workable area safe? I think that it is reasonable to think upon. After all aquatic life is mobile.

It might be good for the seafood industry to see their folks go back to work. But, given the number of recalls on products and unknown variables-I'm not sure how this would play with the public.

Vérité Parlant said...

Hi, Deborah. My aunt and I were discussing the recent recalls today, Kelloggs cereal and Spaghettios. Thhe latter was recalled because 15 million pounds of the stuff had undercooked meat.

You and I have discussed Food Inc and other signs that our food supply has been compromised. I hope the Louisiana seafood industry can be saved, but I understand why people would be hesitant to eat it. Your point about fish being mobile (LOL) is spot on.