Posts Tagged “Fishing”

Nigeria Oil Spill – Concern Over Delayed Clean-Up

Residents of Ibeno community in Akwa Ibom have expressed concern over the suspension of the Nigeria oil spill clean up of the Atlantic Coastline contaminated by an oil spill on August 13th. The Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN) had reported an oil spill at the Qua Iboe fields to the Nigeria oil spill agency, claiming that […]

Nigeria Oil Spill Hits Bayelsa Community

Nigeria Oil Spill, Yenagoa — A fresh crude oil spill has been reported at Obama flow station trunk line belonging to Nigerian Agip Oil Company in Nembe creek, Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The Nigeria oil spill, according to the natives, has disrupted fishing activities in the creek and waterways and is spreading […]

Ogoni Community Disagree With Shell Over Cause of Oil Spill

Originally published on The people of Kegbara-Dere (K-Dere) Ogoni in Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State and oil giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) have disagreed over the cause of the May 7 oil spill in the community. Chairman of Kegbara Dere Town Governing Council (KDTGC), Mr. Bari-ara Kpalap, yesterday […]

Northern BC oil spill: Coast Guard’s alleged ‘gone fishing’ response sparks outrage

Originally published by the Vancouver Observer. An oil spill reported in the Grenville Channel near Hartley Bay, BC this week has the local Gitga’at Nation worried about the health of their fish. But apparently those concerns weren’t shared by Coast Guard staff sent to respond to the spill, who residents caught on video fishing from their boat […]

Gulf fisheries in decline after oil disaster

Originally published on Nearly two years after BP’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, fishermen and scientists say things are getting worse. Written by Dahr Jamail New Orleans, LA – Hundreds of thousands of people living along the US Gulf Coast have hung their economic lives on lawsuits against BP. Fishermen, in particular, are seeing […]

11 year old sings at a rally against drilling in Canada

At 9 she wrote a protest song that could stand alongside some Dylan tunes. Reshared post from +JC Little Amazing 11 year old girl sings at #NoTanker rally. Must see. Google+: View post on Google+ Post imported by Google+Blog. Created By Daniel Treadwell.

Oil Spill in Venezuela devastates local fishermen

Lake Maracaibo fishermen sue PDVSA MARACAIBO, Venezuela – The waters of Lake Maracaibo hide the metal veins that feed the Venezuelan economy. At the bottom of the largest lake in South America lie thousands of kilometers of pipeline, carrying oil and serving as a communications channel with the pumping stations. But a recent oil spill […]

The BP Oil Spill, One Year Later: How Healthy Is the Gulf Now?

Originally published by Time. Carl Safina headed down to the Gulf Coast just days after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, 2010. A veteran of the Exxon Valdez spill — and the head of the Blue Ocean Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on marine health — Safina wanted to see the Gulf oil spill up […]

Nigeria: The Curse of Oil – 200 Riverside Delta Communities Cry Out

BY EMMA AMAIZE, originally published on There are two traditional African sayings that “a man that lives near the river will not use spit to wash his hands” and “a man cannot be in the river and be looking for fish to eat.” Both mean the same thing, which is that one cannot be […]