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7 Jun 2010

Maryland: Fishing group calls for oil spill plan

The Maryland Saltwater Sportfishermen’s Association is urging the state's elected officials and environment agencies to plan for the worst should the Gulf oil spill make its way up the East Coast and into Maryland waters. “Maryland’s recreational anglers provide this state with a tremendous value and they depend upon the health of its marine and coastal resources, and having a plan in place for the effects of the oil spill off our coast is a logical first step to mitigate any damage," said Dave Smith, MSSA executive director. Anglers are worried that the Loop Current, a major ocean current that rotates in a clockwise direction in the Gulf of Mexico, could carry the oil and chemical dispersants down the west coast of ...

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