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Recreational anglers lost $585M in potential earnings during BP oil spill year

Posted on Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 11:27 am    

A recent University of Florida study showed that recreational anglers who fish in the Gulf of Mexico lost $585 million in potential earnings due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, making the group potentially eligible for financial compensation from BP, Highlands Today reported on September 17.

In the same vein, BP agreed in 2012 to pay $2.3 billion to commercial fishermen, seafood boat captains and crew, seafood vessel owners, and oyster leaseholders.

UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty member Sherry Larkin said the monetary losses of recreational anglers were significant and noted that trustees could attempt to ask for compensation for all users of the Gulf, a public resource, due to the massive effect the oil spill had on fisheries.

Williams Hart has successfully filed claims against BP in regards to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and may be able to help you. Call our offices at (888) 220-0640 today to discuss your claim and legal options.

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