Biscayne Bay Shrimpers suggest a warm winter and after-effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf are causes for this year’s dreadful season.

Steve Heintz says the food shrimp harvest season in Biscayne Bay that opened Nov. 1 has been the worst he’s seen in nearly 30 years of commercial fishing. “Last year was bad, but not anywhere near as bad as this year,” Heintz said in an interview earlier this month. “I’ve gone ten times and my biggest night was 250 pounds. It’s so bad that I’ll only go when I hear they caught some. Then, when I go, it’s already over.” continue reading

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