Panama City, FL: Man dies of flesh-eating bacteria vibrio vulnificus -BCHD

Bay County Health Dept: Bacteria found in raw oysters caused death, WJHG, April 7, 2011 … Read more >>

The List: Is Gulf seafood safe? (MUST READ)

The following reports are presented in response to the State of Louisiana’s latest press … Read more >>

State of Louisiana: You can eat 1,500+ jumbo Gulf shrimp A DAY and not exceed FDA contamination levels

Louisiana state officials confirm seafood safety; state has tested more than 1,000 composite samples … Read more >>

Tests of Gulf oysters show carcinogenic heavy metal at 150-200 above times the safe level set by EPA

Private Seafood Tests Uncover Toxins Missed By Feds, Susan Buchanan for the Huffington Post, … Read more >>

“Really Alarming”: No baby oysters being found in most productive areas of Louisiana — “Scientists are baffled” (VIDEO)

“The outer reefs, further out, where the salinity would be considerably higher, should have had some spat signals. But we don’t see it anywhere, and that’s really tough” … Read more >>

“A continuum of polluted water may still exist” from wellhead to shoreline — “Shrimp, crab, oysters and menhaden appear to have been considerably harmed by the spill”

Note the “research for the entire study is supported by Chevron.” … Read more >>

“We’ve been through the Great Depression and all that stuff, but nothing like this” says America’s oldest oyster processor and distributor

Oysterman: “There’s a very limited resource out there… Seventy percent of my leases fell under the footprint of the oil.” … Read more >>

Shrimper witnesses visible oil in shrimp and crabs (VIDEO)

“They ain’t gonna make it… ain’t gonna have nothing… Ask BP if they want to sit down and eat some of that oysters and shrimp.” … Read more >>

Feds’ press release says NOAA, FDA now testing for dispersant: Corexit ingredient DOSS found in 13 samples — Up to 500 ppm allowed in shrimp, crabs, oysters

NOAA and FDA Announce Chemical Test for Dispersant in Gulf Seafood, Press Release, October … Read more >>

“ALL” oyster beds are “dead or dying” says top oysterman — “Very pessimistic”

6 months after oil spill, much remains unknown, Associated Press, October 20, 2010:

“I’m …

Florida woman: Oil found in batch of oysters while eating (VIDEO)

A Tallahassee Woman Says She Found Oil in a Batch of Oysters, WCTV Tallahassee, … Read more >>

CONFIRMED: “The oysters didn’t grow… they didn’t spawn” — “They DON’T HAVE ANY small oysters for next year or the year after” (VIDEO)

Oyster Fest is a success, but fishermen fear uncertain future, Fox8 New Orleans, October … Read more >>

No oysters? It’s NOT the oil says MS State Official, while fishermen ALL say not to open waters (VIDEO)

Fishermen tell CMR: Don’t open oyster season, WLOX, September 21, 2010:


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Alabama woman who used to be an oyster shucker is “collecting cans” for a living — Now can’t sell the aluminum because of “illness” AND having difficulty paying for medication

As businesses close, many wait for checks, Press-Register, September 19, 2010:


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PART II: MS Dept. of Marine Resources samples oysters FARTHER from coast: “Disappointing” & “Surprised” at number of deaths

DMR samples oyster reefs for second day, Biloxi Sun Herald, September 2, 2010:

“A …

Mississippi officials find 80 to 90 PERCENT of OYSTERS DEAD — claim NO EVIDENCE OIL CONTRIBUTED

Officials from the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (DMR) voluntarily “took oyster fishermen out … Read more >>

Chemist: Oysters contain 1.25% (12,500 ppm) hydrocarbons near MS River Delta

Testing Results Returning With High Levels: Wilma Subra, chemist and president of soil testing … Read more >>

NOAA, FDA, Bill Walker declare MS oysters SAFE TO EAT — Aug. 20: Top marine scientist says “IMMEDIATE CAUTION” because “they take in droplets and dissolved oil”

Just one week before this announcement, NOAA Chief admitted oysters metabolize hydrocarbons the “slowest”

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AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION: BIO-ACCUMULATION of chemicals that MUTATE GENETIC MATERIAL will continue for years in Gulf oysters, shrimp and crab

Health Effects of the Gulf Oil Spill, Journal of the American Medical Association, August … Read more >>

Florida Officials: Testing fishing areas for toxic dispersants “a waste of money and resources”

Gulf seafood tested for oil but not dispersant, Palm Beach Post, July 12, 2010:

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Head of NOAA Gulf seafood testing: There’s “NOT a chemical test” done for dispersant — but we’re working on it (VIDEO)

Lab Checks Safety of Seafood, CNN, July 8, 2010:

But all of these tests …

*CAUTION* Restaurants serving Corexit-tainted seafood? CNN reports NO Gulf seafood tested for dispersants (VIDEO)

The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, CNN, July 8, 2010:

There’s a question about …

“Tar” found in oysters at seafood restaurant; Manager admits “appeared to be oil” (VIDEO)

Man claims to find oil in oyster at Cornelius restaurant, WBTV Channel 3 Charlotte, … Read more >>