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 >>

“They are literally shrimping in oil” says eyewitness — “It’s criminal” that officials keep waters open

Despite Heavy Oil, Louisiana Keeps Fisheries Open, Dahr Jamail for Inter Press Service, October … Read more >>

FDA collected only ONE shrimp sample while trawling offshore Louisiana — For the entire month of July (VIDEO)

Scientists question thoroughness of Gulf seafood testing, WWL-TV, September 20, 2010 at 11:58 p.m. … Read more >>

Mississippi fishermen report hauls of oil-covered shrimp during ‘seafood safety’ meeting — Official says talking about it “is hindering the recovery process”

Fishermen grill Marine Resources chief, Sun Herald, September 8, 2010:


Others said …

BREAKING: Hundreds of thousands of dead crab, shrimp, finfish in Louisiana — “We can’t continue to see these fish kills” says official

WGNO ABC 26 out of New Orleans is reporting today, “Plaquemines Parish Inland Waterways … Read more >>

Scientist: NOAA used data from just 12 SAMPLES of shrimp to say it was safe to reopen 5,130 sq. miles of the Gulf for shrimping and fishing

More seafood testing needed, scientist says, Times Picayune, September 6, 2010:

In reopening about …

ALL NINE Florida shrimp samples show @ 28 to 31 ppm PAHs, about 30 TIMES more than samples from other from Gulf — FDA officials “NOT concerned”

The Press-Register reports, the Food and Drug Administration “is allowing much higher PAH levels … Read more >>

“A failed year classes” of shrimp or menhaden “could be catastrophic” — 1 ppb of PAHs damaged fish eggs

Deepwater Horizon: After the oil, Nature.com, September 1, 2010:


Exposure to PAHs early …

Shrimpers on Opening Day: “We caught 12 shrimp”, “Nothing at all” — “Generations of shrimping … DONE”

When reporter Dahr Jamail left the docks of Fouchon, Louisiana on August 16, the … Read more >>

VP of Louisiana Shrimp Assoc. reports 1/4 of his usual catch, blames oil and dispersants — “May never recover”

Ocean experts slam feds at spill hearing, The Hill Energy & Environment Blog, August … Read more >>