Three years ago, we watched in disgust as oil from a flaming BP drilling platform spewed into the Gulf of Mexico, making an ever-growing black splotch on the surface and untold underwater damage.
Workers were killed in the explosion. Photos of oil-soaked wildlife were disheartening. Oyster harvesters and commercial fishermen were grounded. The oil and gas industry in the Gulf was shut down.
But among the companies involved in drilling the well on the Gulf's floor a mile below the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, finger-pointing immediately began. Each company pointed at the other and no one accepted the blame.
It's still going on in a courtroom in New Orleans and Gov. Bobby Jindal is tired of it.
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National Fisherman Live: 1/27/15
In this episode:
Assessment: Atlantic menhaden is not overfished
Bering Sea pollock fishery casts off
Dock to Dish opens Florida’s first CSF
Second wave of disaster funds for Alaska
Fisherman lands N.C.’s largest bluefin ever
The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute is still seeking public review and comment on the Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management Conformance Criteria (Version 1.2, September 2011). The public review and comment period, which opened on Dec. 3, 2014, runs through Monday, Feb. 3.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed 10 new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation's MPA programs. The new members join the 10 continuing members appointed in 2012.