What’s Happening in the Gulf

The news is still not good from the Gulf of Mexico. The New York Times reports on more fishing closures: Already, oil is visible in virtually all of Louisiana’s closed coastal waters. Yet its ultimate impact on the gulf fisheries will not be known for months at the earliest.” A charter captain weighs in on the spill’s effect [...]

12th May 2010.
By Pete McDonald

Oily water is seen at sunset at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spillin the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana

The news is still not good from the Gulf of Mexico.

The New York Times reports on more fishing closures:

Already, oil is visible in virtually all of Louisiana’s closed coastal waters. Yet its ultimate impact on the gulf fisheries will not be known for months at the earliest.”

A charter captain weighs in on the spill’s effect on his business:

“It’s kind of like a stake in the heart…”

Field & Stream is on the ball with some excellent blogging coverage of the whole situation.


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Pete McDonald

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Pete McDonald is a contributing editor to Power & Motoryacht. Previously, he spent 11 years on the editorial staff of Boating. He has won multiple writing awards and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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