Not that an unnatural disaster of this magnitude is ever good, but as the fisherman interviewed by NRDC tells us it really couldn't happen at a worse time. Beyond the effect the spill has on spawning fish and on wildlife more broadly, due to the seasonal nature of the income brought in by fishing, by happening right now many fishermen are being left in the lurch.Captain Kip Marquize:
If this had happened maybe in August, September, when we would've had three, four, five months underneath our belt, where we would've had a little bit of money to hold us over til things get worked out, it'd be different. But happening right now, it caught people at the worst possible time.
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