Louisiana

On Wednesday, about 300 fishermen rallied on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge, in protest of the ongoing impacts of the BP disaster.


The rally highlighted two main issues: the low price of seafood and commercial fishermen being blamed for recent sea turtle deaths.

BP is responsible for both, they say, but fishermen are unfairly shouldering the burden.

How many family fishermen will be put out of business in the Gulf of Mexico, before NOAA's inept handling of the BP oil/dispersant disaster is investigated?  The fishing families, coastal communities, marine life and the natural resources they depend on for survival, continue to suffer through the largest oil disaster and ill-conceived cleanups in the history of our country.  And now, these fishing families are being blamed for turtle deaths.  NOAA (National Oceanic

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