How the fishing industry was affected by the oil spill

The fishing industry was hit hard by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010, and has not fully recovered. Experts believe that a full recovery could take several more years, or possibly never happen. After the spill, 40 percent of the Gulf Coast was no longer available for fishing, commercial or recreational.

The Louisiana shrimp supply was largely damaged in the accident. The prices for the peeled shrimp have doubled due to the small supply that is available. Oyster beds were partially destroyed by the oil, and demand is much lower than what it once was for the product.

Seafood restaurants in the Gulf saw a huge decline in customers. These individuals stayed away from the restaurants in fear that the food was contaminated from the oil. The industry is slowly recovering, and will be for years to come.

If you are part of the fishing industry, and have lost income due to the oil spill, please contact the Gulf oil spill loss of profit attorneys of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.

Scientist says more then half the oil remains in the Gulf

A scientist at Florida State University has said that more than half of the oil from BP’s oil spill remains in the Gulf of Mexico. The man will be telling a spill commission about his studies later on today.

The oceanographer will be telling the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill and offshore drilling that 50 percent of the oil remains because it is a highly durable material that may not disappear anymore.

This scientist’s claims are much different than what the government said in their report, that 75 percent of the oil has been cleaned up orĀ  broken down. BP capped the broken well in July and completed the process of permanently fixing the well last week.

If you or a loved one has suffered economically due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, contact the Gulf oil spill loss of tourism lawyers of Williams Hart by calling 800-821-1544 today.

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