Problems with crab in Gulf — Fishermen know something is amiss


Crabbers distressed by what they're harvesting, Houma Today, March 15, 2011:

... “They are dying after two hours in the outside waters like Whiskey Pass and Lake Barre,” said [Wayde Bonvillain], a 56-year-old crab wholesaler specializing in soft-shells. ...

“Maryland and other states don't want the crabs anymore because they are not holding up,” he said. ...

[T]he fishermen say they know their crabs and know the waters they haul them out of and that something is amiss.

The spill, they say, has changed the balance of things in Louisiana's estuaries. ...

The big concern among fishermen is whether the life cycle of Louisiana's crabs was interrupted by the spill. ...

The effects, they say, might not show up in a way that can be measured for two years or more. ...

Read the report here.

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