Fish & Fisheries

"BP Oil Spill Cost Fishing Industry At Least $94.7 Million In 2010"

"The BP oil disaster cost the Gulf of Mexico's commercial fishing industry $94.7 million to $1.6 billion and anywhere from 740 to 9,315 jobs in the first eight months, according to a new study by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management."

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune, 06/28/2016

"State Agencies Investigating Fish Kill On Black Warrior River"

"The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama Department of Environmental Management are investigating a fish kill on the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River, in the immediate vicinity of the Gorgas Generating Plant, a coal-fired power plant operated by Alabama Power."

Source: Birmingham News, 06/20/2016

"Critical Index Finds Smelt Nearly Extinct In Sacramento Delta"

"Delta smelt have hovered close to extinction for years, but biologists say they’ve never seen anything like this spring. 'There’s nothing between them and extinction, as far as I can tell,' said Peter Moyle, a UC Davis biologist who has studied smelt and other Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish species for nearly four decades."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 06/08/2016


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