BP OIL SPILL: Florida Charter Captains Already Feeling It

Businessweek reports that Florida charter captains are already hit with losses due to the BP oil disaster. As one captain said to the reporters, “This might be the last fishing I ever do in my lifetime.” Meanwhile, BP is now capturing 15,000 barrels a day, while still leaking some. Which calls into question just how [...]

9th June 2010.
By Pete McDonald

Saltwater fishing rods mounted on stern of boat

Businessweek reports that Florida charter captains are already hit with losses due to the BP oil disaster.

As one captain said to the reporters, “This might be the last fishing I ever do in my lifetime.”

Meanwhile, BP is now capturing 15,000 barrels a day, while still leaking some. Which calls into question just how much oil spilled into the Gulf since this began.

And scientists have confirmed that subsurface oil plumes do, in fact, exist.


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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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