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Gulf Fishermen Being Held Responsible for Toxic Seafood

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posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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Gulf Fishermen Being Held Responsible for Toxic Seafood


www.rawstory.com

...an admission from the federal government that it hasn't been testing Gulf seafood for toxic heavy metals, and news that fishermen are being forced to sign waivers making them liable for toxins in their catch, suggest not everyone is convinced of the safety of Gulf seafood.

Louisiana fishermen's activist Kindra Arnesen says dock owners are asking fishermen to sign waivers that put the full responsibility for toxins found in the catch on the fishermen themselves.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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Well. we knew that.

It's always the little guys who pick up the tab.




"This liability cannot fall with our fishermen," (Arnesen) said in a video posted to blogger Alexander Higgins' Web site.

VIDEO - Fisherman Forced To Sign Waiver Making Them and NOT BP Liable For Contaminated BP Gulf Oil Spill Seafood




Another headline said something about the Gulf water being so toxic that crabs, shrimp, dolphins, fish and everything is trying to crawl up onto the beaches...

So if it's that bad, there shouldn't be any commercial fishing, right?

Does our seafood come with "source" labelling?

Will BP replace the fishermens' incomes?

Do the fisherment have income insurance to cover losses due to oil spills and other human caused disasters? ...How does this all work?








www.rawstory.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:20 AM
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on annother thread, i said the following:


reply to post by whaaa

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further reading the article we will discover:


Louisiana fishermen's activist Kindra Arnesen says dock owners are asking fishermen to sign waivers that put the full responsibility for toxins found in the catch on the fishermen themselves...



So this is an action taken unilaterally by the Dock Owners...
not the Government..
just why & how the Dock Owners decided to impose the waivers to
the fisherman, to accept liability... is beyond me...
perhaps their Lawyers told them to enforce waivers so as to not be liable themselves for the condition of the seafood catch.


later the article even says NOAA neither accepts or denies that they are monitering heavy metals in the Gulf seafoods...what's that about?


the independent fisherman need to find another buyer for their catches if the present dock owners are being so intractable ...


wish there were more to say, suggest,
the seafood industry there in the Gulf does not have very good Lobbysts, Activists, Advocates, Lawyers...



did BP lawyers start leaning on dock owners to begin the economic carnage


So this is an action taken unilaterally by the Dock Owners...
not the Government..
just why & how the Dock Owners decided to impose the waivers to
the fisherman, to accept liability... is beyond me...
perhaps their Lawyers told them to enforce waivers so as to not be liable themselves for the condition of the seafood catch.


later the article even says NOAA neither accepts or denies that they are monitering heavy metals in the Gulf seafoods...what's that about?


wish there were more to say, suggest,
the seafood industry there in the Gulf does not have very good Lobbysts, Activists, Advocates, Lawyers...




[edit on 23-8-2010 by St Udio]



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:26 AM
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Do we need anymore proof that neither BP nor the FED cares about the little guy? How long are we going to let things like this rape our way of life?



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:29 AM
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Please - respond on whaa's thread here - mine's a double post - didn't find his when I searched the page...



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 11:31 AM
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As noted, please add to existing thread.
Closed.



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