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New TV Series Informs Viewers of Updates on Oil Spill

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On: Wed, Aug 4, 2010 at 1:55PM | By: Sherry Christiansen

Many anglers and boaters across the state of Florida wonder if, and when, the Gulf oil spill may affect their local area. Although most fishing reports this summer have not yet claimed any local damage from the spill, many people still worry about what the future will bring. So where can boaters get up to date information on the oil calamity?  

There is a new 13-week television series that airs at 10:00 a.m. every Sunday on Fox Sports Net. Presented by BoatUs Angler and Cabela’s Fisherman’s Handbook, the program includes coverage of fishing villages and boating areas in the Gulf of Mexico that have been devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as pictures and captions of the many areas in the Gulf that still offer great fishing not been affected by the catastrophe.

Some of the topics to be covered are bird recovery facilities, damage to bay and marsh areas, and fishing areas that have been affected.Tips on how to avoid oil spill damage, and what to do if it occurs on your boat will be included in some segments.

Chris Edmonton of BoatUs will accompany Wade Middleton on the boat care segments. “'I have spent my entire life on the water, but you just can’t understand how important the water is to Gulf residents until you go down there,” said Edmonston. “The water is life to them. This show doesn’t go into the politics,” said Middleton. “It tells the compelling stories of the anglers, guides, captains, boaters, and many others whose lives have been irrevocably affected by the spill. We’ve traveled to four states and fished many spots, seeing first-hand how this region is coping.”

The show, produced by Careco Multimedia, repeats episodes on Fridays, but check your local listings to be sure of the time. For more information go to; the website also describes the membership program for anglers provided by the largest recreational boat owners group in the country. You can find up-to-date information on the oil spill on their website as well, at

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