NEW FISHKILL YESTERDAY: Covers 1/4 SQUARE MILE with stingray, catfish, trout, redfish — JUST HOURS AFTER OIL WAS REPORTED (PHOTOS)

UPDATED PHOTOS HERE: NEW photos from LATEST fishkill (Bay Joe Wise) — Worker holding stingray (PHOTOS)

Another huge fish kill hits lower Plaquemines, Associated Press, September 16, 2010 10:04 p.m. EDT:


(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

P.J. Hahn, director of Coastal Zone Management for [Plaquemines] parish, says he and others were out on a boat Thursday behind the barrier island of  Bay Joe Wise when they saw a huge fish kill that spanned at least a quarter-square mile in an area that was impacted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Hahn says the dead fish included sting rays, menhaden, catfish, speckled trout and redfish. It’s the second large fish kill in the parish. Last week, thousands of fish were found floating in Bayou Chaland. …

Hahn’s calling for more testing of the area to determine whether oil is responsible for the latest kill.

Newly Impacted Areas: Report on Oil Sightings throughout Coastal Louisiana, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, September 14, 2010:

Sighting: Emulsified oil and tar balls impacting the shore on the SE side of Bay Joe Wise .9 miles W of Bastian Island.

Dead pogies float in fish kill in pass (PHOTOS), Patrick Semansky for Associated Press, September 16, 2010 at 7:27 p.m. EDT:

[F]ish kill in a pass near Bay Joe Wise on the Louisiana coast, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010.

It is the second fish kill discovered in lower Plaquemines Parish in the past week… local officials believe the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may be a factor.


3 comments to NEW FISHKILL YESTERDAY: Covers 1/4 SQUARE MILE with stingray, catfish, trout, redfish — JUST HOURS AFTER OIL WAS REPORTED (PHOTOS)

  • Ron Goodwin

    I live in California. We are in a complete news black out concerning the Gulf Oil Disaster. I look at those fish and I have to ask what is wrong with this picture. In a swamp area there should be a 3′ thick haze of insects and carrion birds feasting on the fish. It looks like a well kept road. I really wonder, will your dogs drink the rain water and will your cats eat the fish. That is all the ‘scientific proof’ required over the discussion of Core Exit will not harm you, and that is what we get in the news.

  • Dixie

    The Gulf is being destroyed along with the ecosystem and the people! This is genocide and our government is up to their neck in the deception! Government on ALL levels, federal, state, county, city with the exception of a few have no problem allowing millions of people to be killed or sickened as long as the dollars flow in! How can these people sleep at night? God help the Southern Gulf States!

  • carole

    news blackout in new england as well. People here think the spill emergency is OVER, when we know that this is just the beginning. The dominoes of death and destruction have started to fall. May God help us all-we know our govt won’t.

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