This is a map, updated today, of the federal waters closed to commercial and recreational fishing until further notice. For those of you keeping score at home, this makes 37% of the entire Gulf that's now off-limits. Mind you, this is not the size of the spill, this is the size of the potentially contaminated area.
Here's the size of the spill as of tomorrow as projected by NOAA.
BP's chief executive Tony Hayward said yesterday,
"The first thing to say is I’m sorry,” he told reporters, when asked what he would like to tell locals whose livelihoods have been affected. “We’re sorry for the massive disruption it’s caused their lives. There’s no one who wants this over more than I do. I would like my life back."Well Mr. Hayward, I would like my Gulf of Mexico back.
Somewhere there's a band warming up and the only song they perform is "Nearer my God to Thee."