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Alahunter
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re: Just another reason why we should leave those trashy rigs standing.


Mobile Congressman and Biloxi Congressman have written and demanded the Interior Dept stop their destruction of the rigs, citing the killing of thousands of pounds of snapper and the habitat they rely on to survive.





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fishfighter
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Just another reason why we should leave those trashy rigs standing.


For those that fish offshore. Make sure you mark rigs on your GPS or find a old map with the rigs numbers. I had fished spots that rigs once were there and cought the shite out of fish off of trash that was left behine.

But yes, they need to stop taking the rigs down or cut them off 40' from the surface.






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Capt ST
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Middle of the Mall
Member since Aug 2011
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re: Just another reason why we should leave those trashy rigs standing.


New regs require complete removal below seafloor. They go over the area dragging a shrimp net on grid lines. Very little if anything is left.





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Uncle JackD
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Team BGE
Member since Nov 2007
43541 posts

re: Just another reason why we should leave those trashy rigs standing.


Good lord, frick those pieces of shite. HATE the government





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Alahunter
Alabama Fan
Member since Jan 2008
82589 posts

re: Just another reason why we should leave those trashy rigs standing.


Here's a pdf of the letter Rep's Bonner-Mobile and Representative Palazzo wrote to Salazar, the Sec of the Interior:

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quote:

U.S. Reps. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile, and Steven Palazzo, R-Biloxi, referenced the vote in a letter sent Friday to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in which they demanded the government immediately stop its oil rig removal policy.

“At the same time one federal agency is restricting fishing for the preeminent target fish species in the Gulf, another – yours – is literally killing thousands of pounds of fish and destroying the habitat on which they rely,” wrote Bonner and Palazzo. “Certainly, Mr. Secretary, you see the hypocrisy here. These fish are the economic life-blood for thousands of our constituents along the Gulf of Mexico, and this insanity must stop – immediately.”







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