It Is Now Safe to Fish in Louisiana…

The state of Louisiana, on a recommendation from the state’s Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, has reopened a majority of state-controlled waters to recreational fishing. This includes sport fishing, shrimping, and crabbing. The recommendation came when “approximately 500 samples of fish, crabs, oysters...

The Oil Has Spilled- What’s the Next Step???

So the oil has spilled…now what?? If you are like me, you are pissed off enough to do something about it, but you are not really sure what to do! Who do we express our frustrations to?? And more importantly, what is the next step?? Unfortunately, I do not have all the answers to these questions: what I do...

Oil Spells Big Trouble for Little Fish

CNN reported this week that a small, recently-discovered deep-water fish may be on the verge of extinction as a result of the oil spill.  The Louisiana pancake batfish (Halieutichthys aculeatus) lives on the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico at a depth of 1500 feet.  Interestingly, this little guy is in the same...

Fish for Thought

Fishing has been closed indefinitely along a 23-mile stretch of coastline in Florida.  The commercial harvest of saltwater fish, shrimp, and crab in this area is effectively over.   Thousands of families along the Gulf of Mexico rely on fishing for their livelihoods, and slowly but surely we are seeing...