posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 10:32 PM
Originally posted by queenofsheba
reply to post by CaptSplatter
Thanks for the pic, in this case it speaks louder than words. I will not be eating any Gulf seafood for quite some time and that's really sad because
I love seafood, especially Gulf shrimp. I refuse to buy it when it comes from China and Taiwan; no thanks, I really can live without it. I've not been
able to find Gulf shrimp in my grocery stores in my neck of the woods so I had no idea it was available.
I think most Pelagic fish like the one I pictured (dolphin AKA Mahi Mahi) should be pretty good by now, but I'm no expert. I just fish a lot and these
fish seem to be ok as of lately. That picture was taken when the oil was still really thick near the surface in the Gulf. It was before they sank most
of the oil, it is still out there but deeper than most Pelagic species swim now. Grouper and Snapper have been pretty good but I fish for them in more
shallow water and most of of them have been oil free( with a few exceptions). Filter feeders like shrimp and oyster are a different story. I would be
weary of any shrimp or oysters coming out of LA. I can tell you Apalachicola oysters are good, I shucked and ate about four dozen myself the other
day. They were perfect.
Time will tell but I hope the people of America and the World get behind the victims on the Gulf Coast and make BP and the 100 other greedy companies
who get rich off us pay. That oil is still out there and is still about 4 feet under the sand on the beaches you walk on. Out of the 20 billion the
Gov has made BP set aside they have only used 3.5 billion and that covers clean up and payment to the fisher men and others who have suffered. BP is
said to make almost 100 million a month in just interest alone. Even though BP is back in the black and turning profit they continue to make people,
businesses, and the environment wait. There are still areas in the LA marsh that have oil on shore, in the grass, and on the fish and BP is nowhere
to be found. There are no clean up crews/efforts and all the Media who was never allowed to film in the first place is gone. There is no coverage
about it anymore and the aftermath was and will be far worse than the spill.
Pray for the people of the Gulf Coast, they still have a hard road ahead of them.
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