Shrimp season is fast approaching, and Gulf of Mexico fisherman are worried that the ”smell test” being by used by scientists to check for BP oil contamination just isn’t good enough. Um, “smell test”? This being 2010, isn’t there isn’t an actual test they could use to make sure petroleum and dispersant-laden fish aren’t being sold to the public?
Even if the fish are safe, fisherman and restaurant owners are worried that no one will be willing to pay top dollar for local fish. They claim that reopening the fishery is just a PR move to minimize the damage of the spill, and that fishing shouldn’t resume until better testing methods are devised.
via Huffington Post