Tag Archives: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

How oil damages fish hearts: Five years of research since the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Scientists with the Ecotoxicology Program at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle have been working to understand those effects. “Along with our research partners,” said Nat Scholz, the scientist who leads the program, “we’re investigating the more subtle, lingering, and potentially widespread impacts of oil on the health and survival of fish.” Read the rest here 14:19

Louisiana Fishermen happy for reopening of waters affected by oil spill

For coastal fisherman, the wait has been long and much anticipated. “It’s a very big deal,” said Dean Blanchard, owner of Dean Blanchard Seafood in Grand Isle. “That’s been one of our primary fishing grounds for the last 50 years.” When Blanchard’s vessel captains heard of the news, they immediately made arrangements to get out to their old, reliable fishing area to test the waters. Read the rest here 08:52

USF Study: Skin Lesions on Fish Decline Years After BP Oil Spill

Scientists studying the impact of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the health of fish in the Gulf of Mexico have found strong evidence that an outbreak of skin lesions and oil residue signatures discovered in fishes a year after the spill may be related to the catastrophe.  Read more here 15:17

High Prices, Low Production; Gulf Oysters at Zero Population

GSI-LogoFrom Texas to Florida, the number of oysters harvested in the Gulf is at one of the lowest on record. Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oyster industry experts have no answers on the cause of the steep decline; especially on public grounds relied upon by commercial fishermen. gulfseafoodnews Read more here 12:51

Louisiana Oysters on the brink: ‘It’s not a decline; it’s zero population’

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, local oystermen and processors say Louisiana oysters are tough to come by this winter and the state’s $300 million annual industry is suffering. Exactly why is the subject of much speculation. Several agree that the number of oysters being harvested is the lowest they’ve seen and particularly suffering on public grounds relied upon for both commercial catch and seed. [email protected] 12:05