This story from Bayou, Le Batre, Ala. really started the day off.
“At issue, according to those there, is that recreational boat owners are being hired before those who make their livelihoods solely from fishing local waters.”
Evidently, BP’s VOO program is in question, “We are adjusting the vessels of opportunity program to give priority to commercial vessels and fisherman.”
There’s a post in the Louisiana Sportsman forum stating that boat captains could be paid $35/hr just to drive the boat. I wonder what that’s all about.