The Institute for Southern Studies published an excellent article on Gulf Fishermen and their struggle to survive 3 years after the BP oil spill. You can read it here: http://www.southernstudies.org/2013/08/three-years-after-bp-gulf-fishermen-struggle-to-su.html
“I’m only 46, I’m not going to retire for another 20 years, minimum … If fishing comes back, and I can make my own money, I’m good with them. I don’t want BP’s check, I’m not a charity case — I didn’t want their check to start with. But they destroyed my industry. What’d they offer me? One check — OK, that fixed last year. What about this year, next year, 10 years? That’s the problem.”
The true devastation of what BP did to our Coast will not be known for years to come.