Posts Tagged “seafood”

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 […]

Oil spill off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest- Canada

Originally published by the David Suzuki Foundation. An oil spill was reported yesterday off the coast of the Great Bear Rainforest. There are 700 tonnes of heavy oil in a sunken U.S. Army ship under the site of the oil slick. While the current extent and severity of this oil spill is not yet known, there is […]

Petrol Politics: How Much Should an Oil Spill Cost?

Originally published by Time. By BRYAN WALSH How serious should the penalties for an oil spill be? In early November, Chevron and its drilling partner Transocean accidentally spilled some 3,000 barrels of oil into the ocean off the coast of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. As oil spill go, it was relatively minor—although it is a sign of […]

8 projects will lead oil-spill restoration work in Gulf

Originally published in the Sun Herald. By HOLBROOK MOHR – Associated Press JACKSON — Citing “widespread and extensive” damage from the disastrous 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, a group of state and federal environmental officials said Wednesday it’s important to begin restoration and listed eight proposed projects to kick off the effort. The target […]

Gulf Oil Spill: Seafood Harvesters Offered More Money For BP Damage

Originally published on By CAIN BURDEAU NEW ORLEANS — Gulf of Mexico shrimpers and crabbers, who have reported diminished catches since the BP oil spill, are being offered a more generous settlement package because of lingering uncertainties over the safety of their seafood. On Wednesday, Kenneth Feinberg, who is overseeing payments from a $20 […]

Montara Spill May Be Sickening Fishermen: NGO

Originally published on Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. The head of the West Timor Care Foundation (YPTB), Ferdi Tanoni, has urged the Indonesian and Australian governments to immediately conduct an independent and scientific investigation into the impact of the Montara oil spill in the Timor Sea. “A scientific investigation is urgently needed because fisherman in Kupang, […]

BP’s corexit causes sick fish in Gulf of Mexico

Original article can be read here. BP’s corexit causes sick fish in Gulf of Mexico DATE: 16 AUGUST 2011  POSTED BY : BY DEBORAH DUPRE Over a year after the largest oil catastrophe in U.S. history, in a CBS News report aired Monday, Correspondent Dr. Debbye Turner Bell spoke with Gulf of Mexico scientists and fishermen who are finding […]