Tag Archives: Port O’Connor

PORT O’CONNOR: Oil spill meeting disappoints commercial fishermen and women, oyster harvesters and shrimpers

“All they care about is the wildlife, the birds. They don’t care about the fishermen,” Sandy Taylor, a commercial oysterwoman, said. The meeting Thursday night at the school came after more than 60 Calhoun County fishermen and women met with an attorney because their questions about the effects of the oil spill on seafood were unanswered. Read more here victoriaadvocate 12:21

Same Oil Routine – Calhoun County fishermen believe they are left in the dark about oil – “Responses to these incidents are not public events.”

“The fishermen around here think they’re hiding stuff,” said Johnny Williams, 59, of Port O’Connor. “They’ve been giving answers like needles in a haystack.” “They got Coast Guard and everybody in the world down there except the local people,” Williams said. Read more here victoriaadvocate 07:21

Shrimpers stay vigilant after oil spill – Read more here  07:46