August 2012

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Gulf fishermen face hard decisions over BP settlement

By Karen Savage Bridge the Gulf Facing South The Institute for Southern Studies August 2012 URL: At the Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity & Hope (GO FISH) conference held August 4 in Westwego, La., oysterman Byron Encalade of Pointe a la Hache, La., was adamant. Encalade described his Gulf oyster grounds as such: “No [...]

Conference aims to clear up BP settlement confusion for affected fishermen Posted on August 5, 2012 at 3:15 PM Updated Sunday, Aug 5 at 3:21 PM Maya Rodriguez / Eyewitness News Email: | Twitter: @mrodriguezwwl WESTWEGO, La. — Several hundred people who make a living off local fisheries convened at the Alario Center in Westwego on Saturday. They carefully listened to presentations that could [...]

Community conference held for victims of the B.P. Oil Spill

Written by: Allison Braxton New Orleans, LA — It’s been more than two years since the B.P. Oil Spill. The frustration among Louisiana’s commercial fishermen is mounting. Today, The Gulf Organized Fisheries in Solidarity and Hope or “GO FISH” coalition organized a community conference to find out what’s next in the B.P. Oil Spill settlement [...]

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