Full Oil Spill Recovery By 2012, Not!, WKRG, February 03, 2011:
"It is impossible to forecast when all this stuff will be back to normal," says charter boat captain Ben Fairey. But that's exactly what Kenneth Feinberg says is contained in a report from a Texas A&M professor and what he is basing his calculations on when paying for damages caused by the BP oil spill.
Fairey calls it premature and reckless. "This hasn't even been a year so how can we make an informed decision on what the long term recovery of the Gulf of Mexico is?"
To prove his point Fairey says you only have to look back about six years to the west coast of Florida where a red tide incident impacted the gag grouper population.
"That didn't show up until this past year," he says, "and unfortunately now the fishermen are not going to be able to harvest gag grouper for the first six months of 2011 because of something that happened at 2005."
Read report here.