Monday, August 16, 2010

LA. Shrimpers Begin Harvesting, BP (NYSE:BP) Oil Still A Concern

Shrimpers have returned to Louisiana to begin their harvesting season, but there are still concerns about the BP (NYSE:BP) oil that may have effected the shrimp. They are not for sure the price they will get if consumers are concerned about contamination, among other possible effects.

The massive oil spill has effected fishing as a whole in a state that ranks first for its shrimp, oysters, blue crab, and craw fish. It's a $318 million industry in Louisiana annually. Fisherman have already seen the prices crash in the Summer by scared consumers who stopped purchasing their products.

The biggest fear is that fisherman may try and sell oily seafood. A shrimper from Buras, Dewayne Bayham said, "If you see oil shrimp you got to throw them back over. Go somewhere else. It's all you can do, and you hope everyone else does the same."

On Friday, several fisherman did a test run around Grand Isle and Barataria Bay. Several areas were tralled and than the nets were pulled up revealing shrimp, jellyfish, mud, and driftwood. None of which contained any smell of oil. To reopen harvesting, the Food and Drug Administration has set levels which have to test below 12 various potential cancer causing substances.


  1. Fisherman?
    There must be more than one surely.

  2. what kind of AFFECT could this have on the fishing industry?? notably, on its FISHERMAN!?

  3. Just for fun (no offence intended:

    We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
    But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
    One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
    Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
    You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
    Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

    If the plural of man is always called men,
    Then shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
    If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
    And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
    If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
    Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?

    Then one may be that, and three would be those,
    Yet hat in the plural would never be hose,
    And the plural of cat is cats, not cose.
    We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
    But though we say mother, we never say methren.
    Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him,
    But imagine the feminine: she, shis and shim!

    Let's face it - English is a crazy language.
    There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger;
    neither apple nor pine in pineapple.
    English muffins weren't invented in England ..
    We take English for granted, but if we explore its paradoxes,
    we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square,
    and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

    And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing,
    grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?
    Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.
    If you have a bunch of odds and ends
    and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

    If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?
    If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
    Sometimes I think all the folks who grew up speaking English
    should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

    In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?
    We ship by truck but send cargo by ship.
    We have noses that run and feet that smell.
    We park in a driveway and drive in a parkway.
    And how can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same,
    while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

    You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language
    in which your house can burn up as it burns
    down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out,
    and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

    And, in closing, if Father is Pop, how come Mother's not Mop?

    Enjoy :) Must better read than the article.

  4. As you say: much better than the half-illiterate article but poor Debbie clearly does her best.