Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Oil Spill Forces Fishermen to Collect SNAP/Food Stamps

About 32,000 Vietnamesse live along the Gulf of Mexico and rely on fishing for their livelihoods. However, the BP oil spill has forced many to apply for SNAP/Food Stamps, since a ban on fishing has closed more than a third of the Gulf's fishing waters. "Tell [BP] to hurry up and stop the spill so we can get back to work," said fisherman and recent SNAP/Food Stamp applicant Kin Van Nguyen through an interpreter.
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