US Shrimpers struggling to find buyers

Lafitte Frozen Foods in Violet can process up to 120 thousand pounds of shrimp per day. Friday was the plant’s last day of operation, at least for now. “This is the first time we’ve ever had to actually say hold it, we’ve got to take a break,” company VP Bobby “Capt. Bob” Samanie said. “We have so much problem with foreign shrimp coming in, it’s killing us.” Local shrimpers like Ricky Robin say when factories start to shut down – the ripple effect is crushing. “When they hurt the factories, they hurt the commercial fishermen that sells to the factories,” Video, >click to read< 10:25

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