State Officials In Alabama Close Gulf Shrimping After Scientists Find Severe Deformities

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After scientists and fishermen have found severe deformities in a substantial percentage of Gulf seafood, the State of Alabama have moved to shut down shrimping.

WERC-FM local news reports:

Some area waters along the Gulf Coast will close to shrimping starting today.  The areas closed are all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay, and Little Lagoon.  The closure comes after scientists found smaller than average population of shrimp and lesions. They say the plan to test the water and will continue to run samples until the waters are re-opened.  There is no set time when the waters will be open for shrimping again

Local ABC affiliate WEAR TV reports:

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has temporarily closed some local waterways to shrimping. 

The waters were closed to shrimping on Monday.

 

The areas include all waters in the Mississippi Sound, Mobile Bay, areas of Bon Secour, Wolf Bay, and Little Lagoon.

 

The closure is in response to routine shrimp sampling that indicated the average size were smaller than 68 head-on shrimp per pound.  Meaning biologists found smaller than average shrimp in the waters causing the temporary closure.  They will continue to take samples in these areas and determine any modifications to the closures.

 

And we’d like to clarify that the closures were not due to lesions being found on shrimp as we reported earlier this weekend and Monday morning.

However, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (“ADCNR”) has previously pretended that shrimp closures were due to size – and not oil.

For example, on May 20, 2010 – a month after the Gulf oil spill started – ADCNR’s website said:

Closed all inside waters to shrimping. This closure is a seasonal closure due to shrimp size. Closure was not related to oil spill.

Is this surprising in a world where dead animals are hidden to reduce BP's liability and BP and the Coast Guard pretend that petroleum is  “fish oil” and “algae”?

H/t: Stuart Smith.

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MarcusLCrassus's picture

Stupid nanny state always stepping on the free market. 

 

Fishermen should be able to sell these shrimp, and when they make people sick, then the invisible hand of the market will punish the fishermen responsible and they will go out of business. 

nathan1234's picture

But but but Presisdent BPObummer said all is well!!!!!!

 

 

kekekekekekeke's picture

scary shit. how many of you have stopped eating seafood at all? I've been choosing the nuke'd/deepwater horizon'd shit over the gmo farm shit I don't know if that's the right choice

EINSILVERGUY's picture

Way to many Henny Pennys here


 


ASTRAL<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


Carrying 141,200 Barrels of Crude (55% the size of the Exxon Valdez Spill)


Sank off Eastern Seaboard of the US in December


Discharged cargo into Atlantic


No press coverage….no environmental outrage….no clean up effort launched


 


Have You Ever Heard of These?


Montebello - Carrying 100,000 Bbls (40% of EV Spill)


            Sank off the coast of California in December


            Discharged cargo into Pacific


USS Allan Jackson, Francis Powell, and Rochester


            Each Carrying significant % of EV Spill


            Sank off East Coast of US in January


            Discharged their oil into Atlantic


No Media Coverage


No Billion $ Cleanup Effort


No Outrage


What Was Happening?


 


In December 1941….Oil Tankers were high value targets for German submarines off the East Coast of the US and Caribbean


132 US flagged tankers and 717 US Merchant Ships were sunk off the coasts of US*


A significant but unknown number of English, Free French, Russian, and other Allied Nations oil tankers were sunk as well


Tankers Lost Dec 1941 – Feb 1942


 


12/2/1941          Astral                            Tanker  Torpedo           


12/13/1941        Manatawny                    Tanker  Bombed          


12/23/1941        Montebello                    Tanker  Torpedo & Shelled       


1/18/1942          Allan Jackson               Tanker  Torpedo           


1/27/1942          Francis E. Powell         Tanker  Torpedo           


1/30/1942          Rochester                     Tanker  Torpedo & Shelled       


2/2/1942            W. L. Steed                   Tanker  Torpedo & Shelled       


2/4/1942            India Arrow                    Tanker  Torpedo & Shelled       


2/5/1942            China Arrow                  Tanker  Torpedo           


2/19/1942          Pan Mass.                    Tanker  Torpedo           


2/21/1942          J. N. Pew                      Tanker  Torpedo           


2/21/1942          Republic                       Tanker  Torpedo           


2/22/1942          Cities Serv Emp           Tanker  Torpedo           


2/22/1942          W. D. Anderson            Tanker  Torpedo           


2/26/1942          R. P. Resor                   Tanker  Torpedo


 


 


Tankers Lost March - May 1942


 


3/10/1942          Gulftrade          Tanker              Torpedo           


3/12/1942          John D. Gill       Tanker              Torpedo           


3/15/1942          Ario                  Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


3/16/1942          Australia           Tanker              Torpedo           


3/18/1942          E. M. Clark        Tanker              Torpedo           


3/18/1942          Papoose           Tanker              Torpedo           


3/18/1942          W. E. Hutton     Tanker              Torpedo           


3/22/1942          Muskogee         Tanker              Torpedo           


3/22/1942          Naeco                           Tanker              Torpedo           


3/26/1942          Dixie Arrow                   Tanker              Torpedo           


3/31/1942          Tiger                             Tanker              Torpedo           


3/31/1942          T. C. McCobb               Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


4/4/1942            Byron Benson               Tanker              Torpedo           


4/4/1942            Comol Rico                   Tanker              Torpedo           


4/5/1942            Catahoula                     Tanker              Torpedo           


4/9/1942            Atlas                             Tanker              Torpedo           


4/9/1942            Eugene Thayer              Tanker              Shelled


4/10/1942          Gulfamerica                  Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


4/10/1942          Tamaulipas                   Tanker              Torpedo           


4/12/1942          Esso Boston                 Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


4/23/1942          Connecticut                   Tanker              Torpedo           


4/29/1942          Mobiloil                                    Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


4/30/1942          Federal                         Tanker              Shelled


5/4/1942            Joseph  Cudahy            Tanker              Torpedo           


5/4/1942            Munger T. Ball               Tanker              Torpedo & machine gun


5/6/1942            Halsey                          Tanker              Torpedo           


5/12/1942          Esso Houston               Tanker              orpedo


5/12/1942          Virginia                         Tanker              Torpedo           


5/13/1942          Gulfpenn                       Tanker              Torpedo           


5/16/1942          Gulfoil                          Tanker              Torpedo           


5/18/1942          Mercury Sun                  Tanker              Torpedo           


5/20/1942          Halo                             Tanker              Torpedo           


5/23/1942          Samuel  Brown              Tanker              Torpedo           


5/26/1942          Carrabulle                     Tanker              Shelled & Torpedo       


5/28/1942          New Jersey                   Tanker              Torpedo & Shelled       


 


The Equivalent of Over 132 Partial Exxon Valdez Spills Occurred Immediately off US Coastlines within 4 years


 


No Organized Cleanup Effort


No Money Spent


No seagulls fluffed


No fish polished


No sea turtles waxed


Arguably no permanent damage…the Earth took care of itself and no one noticed….


George Carlin once said they earth would shake mankind off like a flea.  I'm sure he was right


Remember Ozymandias


 


 


 

stock trout's picture

So the Astral was a US flagged ship sunk by a torpedo off the US coast? 12/2/1941 was 5 days before Pearl Harbor and the US and Germany were not at war. Not doubting your information just find that interesting.

skyun's picture

The Krauts sank many merchant vessels before Pearl Harbor.

New American Revolution's picture

You've got to remember that no one was tossing all kinds of chemicals on those spills like they did in the Gulf.   Damn, no more bubba yum shrimp.    What do you say we take the hierarchy of BP along with the government officials that let them do this, (and then gave them a $20 billion tax credit for the $20 billion they we suppose to ok spending to clean the place up), and throw them all in the slammer for 10 to 20 years.   THIS WOULD include Barry Soetoro, so I rest my case.  Damn fine idea I think.

NOPOMO's picture

Sounds Bullish.  Maybe the Algos can trade deformed shrimp with each other.  CNBC Headlines...Blind Shrimp makes catching them easier.  Shrimp demand to go parabolic.

Arnold Ziffel's picture

Americans are getting so FUSSY!

Decolat's picture

And to my friends who thought I was weird for stocking up on food storage...

 

I'll still share it with you ignorant fucktards, because I love you though I don't know why.

 

 

 

 

Problem Is's picture

That's Okay...

The US Military Will Use It

Pentagon Ass Holes
The US Military is the largest buyer of Gulf Coast Corexit Shrimp to feed our boys and support our troops...

Buck Johnson's picture

As a last resort the govt. buys the contaminated food and feeds it to the military, how yum.  It goes to show you how much they care about the military.  If the shrimp are in bad shape, what about the other lifeforms.

Elmer Fudd's picture

I posted this on a forum years ago that I thought it was wrong that the military is going to buy that seafood, and the tough guy ex-military crowd all joked about how gulf seafood for chow would be a treat for our troops.   Damm idiots.

ebworthen's picture

But...but...those BP commercials on T.V. say everything is back to normal and healthy!?!?

SILVERGEDDON's picture

Fukushima sushi under ultraviolet light - all the glowing colors of the rainbow, on your plate tonight, along side of your petrochemical bar b q shrimp. Way to go, big business, looking after me just fine, world wide !

ebworthen's picture

Just think of how much revenue this will generate for the healthcare industry and how much money it will save Social Security and Pensions!

Heroic Couplet's picture

They can hire Tim Tebow to pray for them. All Republican leaders and their families should have moved to the Gulf months ago:  breathe the air, drink the water, eat the food. If there is a destructive result from the BP oit spill, remember, the Rothschild family owns BP. TAKE YOUR COMPLAINTS TO THE ROTHSCHILD FAMILY.

AchtungAffen's picture

Remember, tuesday is your Soylent Green day. Soylent Green, made out of "Alabama Shrimp", by the Soylent Corporation(C).

the not so mighty maximiza's picture

Hurting innocent sea creatures is how we roll

Obama 2012

dwdollar's picture

Not to worry, you can still get Pacific shrimp. I hear the radioactive Cesium adds a sweet and sour flavor without any sauce!!!

aerial view's picture

Oh, don't worry, these are a new and improved genetic line of SHLIMP ("L" for lesions) and contain very healthful omega "o" (oil) keeping your joints well lubricated: available now in 30, 60 or 90 wt.

AgShaman's picture

Good thing Bubba never made it outta 'Nam....and Forrest got outta the biz-ness

Couple a sad sorry faced saps at what's comin' outta da Gulf

NewWorldOrange's picture

deleted, meant to "reply"

Winston Smith 2009's picture

Truth is, they suddenly realized what George Carlin realized many years ago - Jumbo Shrimp is an oxymoron.  "Oh my god!," they're saying, "These are logically impossible! Besides them having sixteen legs and thirty eyes..."

George Carlin "On Location" HBO Special (1977) - Words we use

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLKTFxA8ENU

The entire 1977 George Carlin HBO special:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gXShkK2GvI

Abiotic Oil's picture

I've heard Corexit helps alleviate constipation.

iDealMeat's picture

eat me!   bitchez  ;-)

Problem Is's picture

No... But corporations and their owners the ruling elite are...

W10321303's picture

Monsters From the ID

Gringo Viejo's picture

No problemo here in California. We get the radiated shit from Japan.

Father Lucifer's picture

Switching to frog legs, I hear they're getting six per these days.

q99x2's picture

Need for social self-replicating monadal block. Working on it.

LouisDega's picture

Wunderbar German Bologna. Its whats for dinner. Its good and its inflation proof.

q99x2's picture

Stupid is as stupid does.

mrdenis's picture

tast still can't beat Fukushima shrimp 

palmereldritch's picture

Which have three eyes. It's just a matter of balance.

Squid Vicious's picture

never liked the eyes anyway... DRILL DRILL DRILL baby!

- L. Kudlow

Problem Is's picture

"I don't need to eat. I just visit my coke dealer!"

Larry Kudlow

blunderdog's picture

Is he the same who said he doesn't care about cocaine prices because his wife always just buys $100 worth at a time?

semperfi's picture

Ah!  More "input material" for  PINK SLIME

The Alarmist's picture

Crap! Guess I won't be having the Shrimp Lovers' Feast at Red Lobster tonight.

ebworthen's picture

It's o.k., they'd give you three shrimp, 27 hush puppies, a pint of coleslaw, a watered down drink, and bring you the check halfway through your third bite to push you out the door ASAP and flip that table.

PaperBear's picture

Closure was not related to oil spill.”

I highly doubt this is the case.

blunderdog's picture

Yeah, but you know it's funny the way lawyers/PR pros write up press releases.

They could know 100% for certain that something like this is a result of...let's say Corexit allergies in the shrimps....and they could still say it's not related to the "oil spill," because no Corexit came out of the damaged well.

Westcoastliberal's picture

Hmmm, tastes like 30 weight.

George Washington's picture

New engine-cleaning Techron - when eaten in conjunction with dietary fiber - will help clean you out!

Precious's picture

What a coincidence.  Just this morning my wife told me it was closed due to size and had nothing to do with the spill.

krispkritter's picture

Convinced her 1" equals 1', eh?