Fishermen Blame BP for Low Yield

Fishermen Blame BP for Low Yield

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Fishermen say times are tough on the water and four years after the oil spill some are pointing the finger at BP.

Boat captains say they're just not finding fish when they go out; especially bottom feeders like shrimp and oysters.

This time of the year many fisherman are staying home because it's just not worth it go out.

“If you don't catch a bunch you have to pay for your fuel, you got pay for your ice and your grocery and to break down your cables and nets and if you don't overcome it because the fuel is so high and the shrimp are not there like it used to be,” said Harry Harris.

Some vendors are saying they've now had to raise their prices because they can't get a hold of product, and what they can get is very expensive.

“I am looking out here and for the first time in my 48 years I am walking in here and it’s different. The only common denominator is that oil spill,” said Ralph Atkins, owner of Southern Fish and Oyster Company.
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