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State Officials In Alabama Close Gulf Shrimping After Scientists Find Severe Deformities

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After scientists and fishermen have found severe deformities in a substantial percentage of Gulf seafood, the State of Alabama have moved to shut down shrimping.

WERC-FM local news reports:

Some area waters along the Gulf Coast will close to shrimping starting today.  The areas closed are all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay, and Little Lagoon.  The closure comes after scientists found smaller than average population of shrimp and lesions. They say the plan to test the water and will continue to run samples until the waters are re-opened.  There is no set time when the waters will be open for shrimping again

Local ABC affiliate WEAR TV reports:

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has temporarily closed some local waterways to shrimping.

The waters were closed to shrimping on Monday.

 

The areas include all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay, and Little Lagoon.

 

The closure is in response to routine shrimp sampling that indicated the average size were smaller than 68 head-on shrimp per pound.  Meaning biologists found smaller than average shrimp in the waters causing the temporary closure.  They will continue to take samples in these areas and determine any modifications to the closures.

 

And we’d like to clarify that the closures were not due to lesions being found on shrimp as we reported earlier this weekend and Monday morning.

However, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (“ADCNR”) has previously pretended that shrimp closures were due to size – and not oil.

For example, on May 20, 2010 – a month after the Gulf oil spill started – ADCNR’s website said:

Closed all inside waters to shrimping. This closure is a seasonal closure due to shrimp size. Closure was not related to oil spill.

Is this surprising in a world where dead animals are hidden to reduce BP’s liability and BP and the Coast Guard pretend that petroleum is  “fish oil” and “algae”?

H/t: Stuart Smith.

Washington’s Blog



5 Comments on "State Officials In Alabama Close Gulf Shrimping After Scientists Find Severe Deformities"

  1. DC on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 1:37 am 

    But wait, didnt the United Stats of BP tell everyone that the oil had all gone to that wonderful place called ‘away’? That the fish was totally safe to eat? That the beaches were clean and pristine? I cant beleive they …gasp…..were not being…entirely truthful! O noes…

  2. Kenz300 on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 2:32 am 

    Where are all these oil eating micro organisms that occur naturally in the Gulf? I thought they were supposed to eat all the oil and clean it up naturally. Seems like they could produce these in the lab in large numbers and seed them in various areas that need remediation.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/08/study-oil-eating-microbes-plentiful-in-gulf-oil-spill.html

  3. DC on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 2:52 am 

    The only place those mythical microbes existed, was in the fertile imaginations of BPs media manipulators. They are not real.

  4. P Be'er on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 7:31 am 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcU4t6zRAKg
    If you haven’t seen this satire yet, now would be an appropriate time.
    Yes, there are stringent standards for boats — well, except for this one, on which the front fell off — that’s what makes it such a rare occurrence.

  5. BillT on Fri, 27th Apr 2012 9:28 am 

    Lies, sex and videotape…without the sex and videotape…lol. Wait until Godzilla ravages Wall Street.

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