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post #981 of Old 08-02-2010
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Originally Posted by k1vsk View Post
Just retrieved it from the recycle bin.

The banner reads "As Cleanup Slows, Boats Idle" and says, in part, " Shortly after the spill began gushing more than 3 months ago, fishing was banned in vast areas of the Gulf and many of the local fisherman didn't know where their next paycheck would come from. Then came stability when BP started paying up to $1500 a day for fisherman to perform the gritty work of scooping gunk from the surface of the Gulf".

The article goes on to say that " at one point, there were as many as 1,600 vessels working for BP. That number has now dropped to 300".
K1, Thank you.
For those interested here's a link to the article.

Idle fishermen fret as oil clean-up jobs disappear - St. Petersburg Times

K1, could you clarify the point you were trying to make by referencing this article?
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