posted on May, 27 2010 @ 11:15 AM
reply to post by DrJay1975
If you like to fish or if you fish for a living, I wouldn't be so quick to congratulate Bobby Jindal for taking matters into his own hands.
I live in south Texas and I fish for a living. I was here in 1979 when the Ixtoc well blew out in the Bay of Campeche and I've seen what happens
when you close off the natural passes with dredge spoil. They did the same thing here with several of our natural passes and guess what, They never
reopened the passes.
This action fundamentally cut off access to our estuaries and as a result our fishing, shrimping and crabbing industries have suffered dramatically.
My advice would be to find another way to prevent the oil from entering the estuaries, multiple booms, underwater booms, hay, hair or whatever it
I would never allow them to close the passes without some kind of absolute guarantees that these passes will not only be reopened, but also
maintained, so as to insure their future viability as access points for the estuaries which are so crucial to the overall seafood industry.
IMO, there is no industry in existence today that does more harm to the seafood industry than the oil business, without regret I might add. Profit is
their only goal and profit is their only motive, nothing else matters.