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Fishing is now banned in San Francisco Bay

Fishing for human consumption has been banned in the San Francisco Bay by the governor because of last week's oil spill.

The office of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed an executive order suspending fishing for human consumption in the bay.

The suspension is in effect until Dec. 1 or until health officials deem the bay safe, said a spokesman for the governor's office.

The action was taken because of the oil spill last week when a ship hit the supports to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and released 58,000 gallons of fuel into the bay.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

Posted by ps, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 13, 2007 at 11:42 am

this sucks!


Posted by Anonymous, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 13, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Six days after the spill, fishing is now banned. The amazing slowness of the cleanup is quite disturbing. Bunker fuel must be more toxic than coal tar because almost no volunteers have been able to help, especially in the early days before the globs of oil broke up.


Posted by sue, a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 13, 2007 at 4:46 pm



you should not eat fish any time from the bay because of the very high levels of mercury




Posted by Citizen, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 13, 2007 at 5:30 pm

There are fish in the south Bay? Who knew?


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