Fish, shrimp, and crabs are missing eyes and suffering strange malformations including tumors according to a harrowing new report — yet the FDA insists that all is well and edible.
Gulf of Mexico fishermen, researchers and seafood processors stated that they are finding disconcerting quantities of deformed marine life – and they’re pointing the finger at BP’s 2010 oil disaster.
The Gulf of Mexico provides America with 40% of seafood weekly, and with its populations of once-healthy sea-life dying or suffering mutations long before they’re caught, it spells a disturbing future for the fishing industry and those who depend on the fish to make a living.
Conferring to several fishermen: the white shrimp population is practically non-existent and their daily catch is 10% of what it was before the oil spill. However, BP has refused to accept the blame, affirming that the drop in fish quantities is natural.
In April 2012, BP sealed an out-of-court, $7.8 billion settlement with lawyers acting on behalf of thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Earlier this year, Al Jazeera released details from their investigations – to which most Americans denied credibility due to their belief that Al Jazeera, being a Middle Eastern news source was anti-American – claiming that the most common deformities found consisted of Shrimp with tumors on their heads, shrimp with babies still attached to them, fish without eye-sockets and crabs that were literally dying from the inside.