“2-SQUARE-MILE patch of dead, floating fish” reported by Gulf seafood processor, “Dead fish all over”

Monday, August 9, 2010
By Paul Martin

August 9th, 2010

The Associated Press reports, “Some processors are having difficulty selling the seafood they can get, even to long-established customers.”

One of the seafood processors quoted in the article is the article is the owner of Gulf Shores Sea Products in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The company was informed by its “main national buyer” that no more seafood would be purchased “until further notice.” “They can’t convince brokers around the nation that it’s a safe product,” according to the owner.

According to the AP, on August 6, the owner “came across a 2-square-mile patch of dead, floating fish on Friday about 12 miles off Gulfport, Miss. ‘Dead fish all over,’ he said.”

Read the full article here: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gIXWYBTpLtSayJtg41LKXpxSxVPAD9HEOAVG0

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