“2-SQUARE-MILE patch of dead, floating fish” reported by Gulf seafood processor, “Dead fish all over”

The Associated Press reports, “Some processors are having difficulty selling the seafood they can get, even to long-established customers.”

One of the seafood processors quoted in the article is the article is the owner of Gulf Shores Sea Products in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The company was informed by its “main national buyer” that no more seafood would be purchased “until further notice.” “They can’t convince brokers around the nation that it’s a safe product,” according to the owner.

According to the AP, on August 6, the owner “came across a 2-square-mile patch of dead, floating fish on Friday about 12 miles off Gulfport, Miss. ‘Dead fish all over,’ he said.”

Read the full article here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gIXWYBTpLtSayJtg41LKXpxSxVPAD9HEOAVG0

3 comments to “2-SQUARE-MILE patch of dead, floating fish” reported by Gulf seafood processor, “Dead fish all over”

  • jec

    For Gulf of Mexico Seafood in the affected states, BP should purchase the catch from the processors as the market has been damaged by BP’s Oil Spill and oil. Price for the seafood should be a pre-oil spill prices. This would cover the fishermen, and the processors. And, should the catch be significantly decreased from normal amounts, BP should pro-rate to both processor and fisherman to make up for the shortfall.

    What happens to the product after BP purchases it as the “main buyer”-is up to BP. Since US Government testing calls the product safe, BP should be able to re-sell without loss of income.

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