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Scott Pantoskey 2/2/11 Real Life Link #2: BP Oil Spill List of Concerns: The state of Louisiana was under state of emergency because it was thought that the oil slick would reach the coast of Louisiana. An approximated $2.5 billion to the fishing industry would be lost due to the oil spill On June 23, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ended its fishing ban in 8,000 square miles (21,000 km 2 ), leaving 78,597 square miles (203,570 km 2 ) with no fishing allowed, or about one-third of the Gulf 20 percent of the juvenile bluefin tuna were killed by oil in the gulf's most important spawning area. By June 21 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had increased the area under closure over a dozen times, encompassing by that date 86,985 square miles (225,290 km 2 ), or approximately 36% of Federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico The ban affects hundreds of thousands of commercial and recreational fishermen, hitting the livelihoods of shrimpers, oystercatchers and charter
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2011 for the course ENVIRONMEN 2 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCSB.

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