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Still Fishin': Stories from our Gulf Coast Fishermen

By Kate Medley, August 26, 2010  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Kate Medley
Wonder how the oil spill has impacted the fishermen who provide the gulf seafood for our stores? This snapshot of Florida fisherman Greg Abrams and oysterman Tommy Ward offers a realistic look at how our gulf fishermen have been severely affected. Abrams and his crew catch grouper and red snapper off the gulf coast. They fish in deep waters in areas that have seen no effects of the spill, and the waters are tested regularly by the government. Ward’s family business has been growing oysters in the calm clean waters of Apalachicola Bay for several generations. Still, both have seen sales plummet 80% since last season. Watch a day in the life of these hard working fishermen, hear how much they believe in and stand behind their product, and see what it means to have "salt in your blood."
Category: Seafood

 

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sippitysup says ...
This is very inspiring! GREG
08/26/2010 11:01:52 AM CDT
mary says ...
I'm trusting you Whole Foods to continue to support honest hardworking companies and safe clean food. Thank you!
08/27/2010 11:40:59 AM CDT
Mauricio says ...
That is A Great Video ,great oysters and the whole red snappers are beutifull remind me my old days when i use to fish in Nicaragua Waters.
09/05/2010 8:21:53 AM CDT
Jill says ...
I live on the Gulf in the FL panhandle. I'm sorry to say that I don't trust the government (or anyone paid by or associated with BP) to test for oil or dispersants, especially since they've upped the 'safe limit' since the Deepwater Horizon disaster. I recently went to dinner at a local seafood restaurant and asked for what wasn't local. Our most popular, long time family-owned fish market and tourist destination has vowed not to sell Gulf seafood for at least a year. Be careful with your health. Not enough time has passed for real research to be done.
09/09/2010 3:11:42 PM CDT