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  • Gulf fishermen reel from seafood troubles

    May 24, 2012 11:26 AM

    LAFITTE, La. (AP) - Gloom infects the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of this gritty fishing town as the second full year of fishing since BP's catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear. Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana's rich... more »
  • 16 fishermen get training in pilot mariner program

    April 10, 2012 6:44 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Sixteen fishermen have graduated from a pilot project to teach them skills to help them get jobs outside their usual line of work. The pilot was supported by the Greater New Orleans Foundation, a philanthropic organization; the nonprofit Coastal Communities Consulting and Delgado Community College. After... more »
  • $13M in grants go out to Louisiana fishermen

    April 5, 2011 6:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - About 1,000 Louisiana commercial fishermen hurt by hurricanes in 2008 are getting money under a grant program funded with federal recovery aid. The state is setting aside $13 million for grants to fishermen hit by hurricanes Gustav and Ike. The fishermen had to prove they... more »
  • Gulf seafood declared safe; fishermen not so sure

    August 2, 2010 9:09 PM

    VENICE, La. (AP) - 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 smell tests. But even some Gulf fishermen are questioning whether the fish and shrimp are OK to feed to their own families.... more »
  • Louisiana Fishermen Wrinkle Their Noses at 'Smell Tests'

    August 2, 2010 6:00 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - Even the people who make their living off the seafood-rich waters of Louisiana's St. Bernard Parish have a hard time swallowing the government's assurances that fish harvested in the shallow, muddy waters just offshore must be safe to eat because they don't smell... more »
  • Oyster Fishermen Paid by BP ?

    July 28, 2010 4:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Oyster fishermen don't know if they'll be paid by BP for the shellfish deaths caused by opening the state's freshwater diversion structures in a bid to flush out oil encroaching on the oyster beds because of the Gulf spill. The decision to open the release... more »
  • New Program Will Hopefully Put Fishermen Back to Work

    July 14, 2010 6:35 PM

    State officials are hoping to lure thousands of fishermen who aren't already working for BP's Vessels of Opportunity program back onto the water. Harlon Pearce, a chairman for the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, said "We want to give them an ability to go back to work and... more »
  • "BP Makes Me Sick"

    July 9, 2010 6:35 PM

    Those who were sent to help with the cleanup efforts in the Gulf, now need help themselves. Thousands of workers are face to face with the oil spill every day, skimming it off the water, cleaning animals and laying boom. About 1,500 of those workers have complained about feeling sick... more »
  • BP Meets with Fishermen

    May 26, 2010 12:01 AM

    BP held a town hall-style meeting with Acadiana Fishermen Tuesday. About 300 people attended the meeting, which included a 45 minute discussion on current cleanup efforts in the Gulf, followed by a question and answer session. Preston Dore, a shrimper from Delcambre had questions for BP officials on the... more »
  • Month into Gulf Spill, Fishermen See Bleak Future

    May 21, 2010 9:25 AM

    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - It's been a month since a blown-out well started spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, but the people who rely on those waters to make a living are just starting to realize the scope of the devastation. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig,... more »
  • Gulf Aid Concert

    May 17, 2010 9:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music fans braved a torrential rainstorm in New Orleans for a benefit concert raising money for fishermen affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Ani DiFranco, Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, with Mos Def, headlined the "Gulf Aid"... more »

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