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Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

Gulf Coast oyster harvests have declined dramatically in the four years since a BP PLC oil well blew wild in the nation’s worst offshore oil disaster. Even after a modest rebound last year, thousands of acres of oyster beds where oil from the well washed ashore are producing less than a third of their pre-spill harvest. <Read more here> 08:58

Fishermen still struggling, three years after BP spill

Fisherman say their catch is scarce, while Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser says oil is still washing ashore in places like Bay Jimmy. Three years after the BP oil disaster began, fisherman like George Barisich are still struggling to survive. “The damage is still ongoing right now,” said Barisich, president of the United Commercial Fisherman’s Association. “My shrimp is down 40 percent and my oysters are down 93 percent.” continued