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HURRICANE KATRINA TRIGGERS FISHERY Failure

HURRICANE KATRINA TRIGGERS FISHERY FAILURE AND FISHERY RESOURCE DISASTER DECLARATION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO

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Sept. 9, 2005 U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today announced a formal determination of a fishery failure in the Gulf of Mexico due to the devastation following Hurricane Katrina. The affected area includes the Florida Keys and from Pensacola, Fla., to the Texas border. (Click NOAA aerial image for larger view of Biloxi, Miss., taken on Aug. 30, 2005, a day after Hurricane Katrina devastated miles of the U.S. Gulf Coast. Click here for high resolution version. Click here for other aerial images of the affected regions. Please credit NOAA.)

The determination came in response to a virtual fishery shutdown in the affected states due to major flooding, damage to fishing boats and fishing ports, waterways clogged with debris and closed processing facilities.

"We are taking action now because of the significant economic effects of Hurricane Katrina on fishing communities in the Gulf of Mexico," Secretary Gutierrez said. "Major commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico include fin fish, shrimp and oysters, with an estimated value of almost $700 million per year."



Source: NOAA News
Source URL: http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2005/s2501.htm

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1 comment to HURRICANE KATRINA TRIGGERS FISHERY Failure

  • Katrina may cost as much as four years of war

    Government certain to pay more than $200 billion following hurricane

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    WASHINGTON – One storm could end up costing almost as much as two wars.

    Although estimates of Hurricane Katrina’s staggering toll on the treasury are highly imprecise, costs are certain to climb to $200 billion in the coming weeks. The final accounting could approach the more than $300 billion spent in four years to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    Analysts inside and outside government agree that the $62 billion that Washington has spent so far was merely the first installment of perhaps an unparalleled sum.

    Source: MSNBC
    Source URL: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9281409/

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