Fishing, environmental groups weigh in on use of BP money, Times-Picayune, October 27, 2010:
State officials said, however, that they are equally worried about fishery collapses, based on the collapse of the herring fishery in the Prince William Sound area of Alaska after the Exxon-Valdez oil spill in 1989. ...
Meanwhile, Louisiana Bayoukeeper Tracy Kuhns urged the state to do a better job in collecting and testing samples from water bottoms along the coast for the presence of oil than the Coast Guard and other federal agencies, which have repeatedly denied finding oil.
"We get reports every day from recreational and commercial boats that behind their boats is oil, and it's coming from somewhere," she said. "How are we going to do restoration in those areas when the oil is in the sediment?"