A charter fishing boat owner along Alabama's Gulf Coast known as Capt. Bligh had to shut down his inshore guide business after oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill made it through a pass into Perdido Bay, about 100 miles north of the rig site. Rust-colored tar balls now stain its sandy shores.
A brown oil stain hung on the side of Shaver's 24-foot fishing boat after his last trip more than a week ago, a slivery sheen floated atop water in the bait well.
"I used to fish here. Hope I can fish again," he told a reporter.