iOS app Android app

Gulf Fishermen

Gulf Fishermen Reel From Seafood Troubles

AP | CAIN BURDEAU and JAY REEVES | Posted 07.24.2012 | Green

LAFITTE, La. — Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of this gritty fishing town as the second full year of fishing since BP's ca...

Stories From the Gulf Reveal BP Disaster Still Hurts

Rocky Kistner | Posted 06.18.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

"We're still allowing polluters to handle the recovery operations, we're still allowing the same use of dispersants. The problems have not been fixed."

A Gulf Chorus Fights BP's PR War

Rocky Kistner | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Maybe next year will be different. Perhaps the powers that be will confront the fact that the oil damage has not magically gone away and that the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf appear to be getting worse.

A Fisherman's Farewell? Gulf Residents Fight for Their Future 15 Months After the BP Blowout

Rocky Kistner | Posted 12.26.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Ever since BP's mammoth Deepwater Horizon rig blew 15 months ago, the lives of thousands of fishermen across the Gulf have never been the same. Many say they were poisoned by oil and chemical dispersants after being thrust into cleanup jobs they were woefully unprepared for.

Trymaine Lee

Louisiana Shrimpers Still Enduring Effects of Gulf Oil Spill | Trymaine Lee | Posted 10.22.2011 | Black Voices

Today was the start of shrimp season in Louisiana, and way down in the Mississippi delta, fishermen and shrimpers struck out from the small black fish...

A Year After BP Caps Well, Fishermen Still Fight for Survival

Rocky Kistner | Posted 09.14.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

A year later along the gulf coast, locals know the oil is not gone. It's impacts are still being felt by the fishermen who have made their living on the water for generations. They continue to suffer from the oil's effects while the rest of the world passes them by.

In New Film, Residents of the Gulf Say Impact of Spill Persists

Robert Redford | Posted 06.22.2011 | Green
Robert Redford

In a powerful new documentary, Stories from the Gulf, residents make it clear they are still suffering the aftermath of the largest oil spill in U.S. history. We must not minimize their struggle or sense of loss, which persists to this day.

Approaching the BP Spill's One Year Anniversary: The Disaster in the Gulf Lives On

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

BP will likely tell us that everything is fine now; they've clean everything up. But residents of the Gulf of Mexico offer a starkly different story, one of enduring damage, people wronged, and a region scarred.

Gulf Residents Respond to the National Oil Spill Commission's Report

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Hard-hit yet resilient residents spoke with passion about the impact this spill continues to have on their waters, their livelihoods, and their way of life.

Struggling With Unemployment, Gloomy Christmas For Gulf Oil Spill Victims

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT SULPHUR, La. — Even before the Gulf oil spill, Jennifer Reddick was just getting by, living paycheck to paycheck as she tried to support si...

Angels of Mercy in the Oil Damaged Gulf

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Katrina battle-hardened residents here on the Gulf coast are being tested as never before. BP has layed off most of its local cleanup workers and claims are now being denied in record numbers.

'Stories From The Gulf': Residents Share Their Struggles After The Oil Spill

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

CORRECTION: Bridge The Gulf was incorrectly called Bridge The Gap in this post. StoryCorps, an organization known for highlighting the unique stories...

WATCH: Gulf Residents' StoryCorps Project Burst BP's PR Bubble

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

2010-10-20-NRDC.jpg"If this whole environment gets demolished, what good is a boat?"

Chef Michel Nischan Brings 'Wholesome Wave' Initiative To Struggling Gulf Families

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In 2007, chef Michel Nischan founded Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization helping needy families get access to fresh local foods. Wholesome Wave b...

Gulf Fishermen Five Months Later: Still Bearing the Brunt of BP's Oil Disaster

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The well may be sealed, but the hard work of recovery goes on. And local fishermen are paying the price for this prolonged disaster with their health and livelihood.

Waiting For BP Checks, Gulf Families Struggle With Unemployment, Hunger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Five months after the Gulf oil spill, many residents in coastal communities are still finding themselves out of work. Tourism has taken a steep plunge...

People in the Gulf Want Reliable Answers, Not PR

Peter Lehner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

It's the government's responsibility to conduct a comprehensive assessment of this disaster so we can understand what BP owes the Gulf and the American people.

BP Oil Spill Coverup: Fishermen Speak Up

The Daily Beast | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

While officials claim most of the oil from America's worst-ever spill has disappeared, fishermen hired by BP are still finding tar balls--and being in...

Not Even Gulf Fishermen Buy The Government's 'Smell Test' Policy On Oil-Exposed Seafood

AP | JASON DEAREN and GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — Seafood from some parts of the oil-fouled Gulf of Mexico has been declared safe to eat by the government, based in part on human s...

Gulf Fishermen Distrust Government Seafood Testing, Don't Think Fisheries Are Safe

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — Even the people who make their living off the seafood-rich waters of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish have a hard time swa...

Ameripure Oysters' Workers Laid Off Over Oil Spill; Good Samaritans Step Up To Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For workers at the Louisiana company, Ameripure Oysters, times have been tough. The giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has forced them out of work ...

Ask An Expert: Is Gulf Seafood Safe To Eat?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The dilemma of whether or not to eat seafood that could be tainted by the oil spill reminds me of how I felt about living in New York City in the aftermath of Sept. 11.

For Gulf Coast Fishermen, The Future Is Very Bleak

AP | JASON DEAREN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO — Ron Price guns the outboard motor on his 22-foot fishing boat, racing through an alley in high marsh grass and finally s...

Gulf Fishing: More Area Is Now Off-Limits Due To Spill

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NEW ORLEANS -- Federal officials have expanded an area that is off-limits to fishing because of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National O...

Gulf Seafood Update: Feds Shut Down Fishing; Dead Fish, Sea Turtles Wash Ashore (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

(*Scroll down for photos of Gulf Coast fishermen and their mitigation efforts underway.*) The AP reports: More than 6,800 square miles of federal fi...