Shrimp season underway in the Gulf Of Mexico, people skeptical of seafood due to oil spill in the Gulf Mexico and its long term effects
Grand Isle, La: Shrimpers go to the Gulf of Mexico to catch shrimps after several months’ ban over fishing in the sea following BP oil spill. Shrimper vessels moved into the sea after British Petroleum made it clear that their catch found that shrimps were oil free and so harm free.
Fishing has been the widely-hit industry due the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Gushing millions of barrels of oil into the seas contaminated the waters and of course affected seas foods.
Even though several shrimpers, who went for fishing cleared that shrimps did not show any harms of oil, anxiety remains alive whether people will stay away from buying shrimps.
Fishermen said that they did not see oil floating anywhere in the surface. “We are not seeing any oil where I am at. No tar balls, nothing,” said Brian Amos, a shrimper, who went into the sea after it appeared that oil spilling has almost ceased.
BP oil spill that kicked off on April 20 following an explosion in the Deepwater Horizon rig of BP numbed several sea-related industries. As of now it appears that things are fast developing and BP has almost succeeded in tackling the spill.
Nevertheless, a few experts pointed out that oil has not completely depleted from the waters, and it is lurking below the surface level. “Where has all the oil gone? It hasn’t gone anywhere. It still lurks in the deep,” said Chuck Hopkinson, marine scientist at University of Georgia.