Louisiana Redfish Fishery: Not a Good Story

September 23, 2005 By: Marshall Cutchin

Seconding the call for better management of our oil and natural gas resources, here’s a riveting first-hand account of the devastation caused to fisheries by the secondary effects of chemical and oil spills posted by Ted Haas over on Dan Blanton’s bulletin board. “Offshore and coastline beaches will see the effects from over 2 million gallons of crude oil spilled and leaked out from the offshore drilling platforms. The surge and retreat and run off has started an artificial red tide bloom from all the fertilizers and organics from up to 6 miles inland, not to mention water run-offs from further up the state from the storm.”