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BP Disaster Begins To Affect Anglers

May 12, 2010, 5:42 pm


Each year 3.2 million recreational anglers make about 24 million fishing trips out into the Gulf of Mexico, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In addition, commercial fishermen take a billion pounds of finfish and shellfish annually from the gulf, says NOAA. All of that is in severe jeopardy these as the BP drilling disaster worsens. Already tar balls have washed up on Alabama beaches. Florida boaters are preparing for the worse, as the USCG says that the oil slick could make its way there in 10 days with the right weather patterns.

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