Perspectives on the short and long-term effects of Santa Barbara County oil spill on Santa Barbara Fishermen

Fishermen in Santa Barbara Harbor are still starting their motors to head out into the channel for the day’s catch, despite being among the first to feel the economic punch of the back on May 19. Chris Voss is President of the Commercial Fishermen of Santa Barbara, and says the closure hurts his members financially, and the spill hurts the area’s reputation. “It’s a seriously significant seafood source because of the Channel Islands, we produce a lot of darn seafood” Audio, Read the rest here

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