Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Boating in the Gulf after the Great Oil Disaster of 2010

The commercial fishing industry is obviously already being significantly affected by the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But what about charter boat captains, marina owners, resorts and even recreational boaters in the region? This boat guide was interviewed by the AP (video below) over the weekend, and states "most of the charters are being canceled... people are not coming down."

What can you do to help?
Just yesterday, Maura Judkis, writing for U.S.News & World Report, posted 10 Things You Can Do to Help the Gulf Coast Clean the Oil Spill. Among her tips, one may be of interest to local boaters. She writes, "BP has called upon fishermen and boaters in the Gulf area to participate in their "Vessels of Opportunity" program." Check out Marua's entire article to learn more about this program.

The Latest on the Spill
Here's the latest news, as of this writing, on the efforts to stop the spill: Gulf Coast watches, waits for path of oil spill.


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