20,000 Dead Fish Wash Up Along VA Beach | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Filed Under:

20,000 Dead Fish Wash Up Along VA Beach

Play associated audio

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) A fish processing company is working to clean up an estimated 20,000 menhaden that have washed ashore on Buckroe Beach after a spill from the nets of a commercial trawler.

Texas-based Omega Protein says about 75,000 of the oily fish were spilled from harvesting nets on Monday more than 4 miles off Grandview Island. By Wednesday morning, about 20,000 had made their way to a five-mile stretch of beach near Hampton.

A company spokesman says officials from its Reedville plant are investigating the cause of the spill.

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission called the spill an accident and said the dead fish may stink but they pose no health hazard.

Omega uses the fish to create fertilizer, fish oil and high-protein animal feed.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

NPR

'F' Is For Fraudster In A Family Novel For Our Modern Times

Daniel Kehlmann's F, about three brothers abandoned by their father, examines the detail of lives lived without integrity. It is brilliantly translated from the German by Carol Brown Janeway.
NPR

No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2

A coffee entrepreneur claims his brew is different — and better — than the trendy civet poop coffee. And it starts with the idea that elephants, unlike humans or civets, are herbivores.
WAMU 88.5

Maureen McDonnell Didn't Give Special Treatment To Star Scientific, Witness Testifies

A defense witness in the corruption trail against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, says the former first lady often traveled the state promoting state businesses, countering the notion she gave special treatment to the company at the heart of the corruption trial.
NPR

The Momentum Of The Ice Bucket Challenge — And What It Means For ALS

A recent fundraising challenge has gone viral on social media, calling attention to research into Lou Gehrig's disease. Forbes contributor Dan Diamond discusses the state of that research.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.