Commercial fishermen need our support

gulf shrimpIn Dulac and Golden Meadow, Chauvin and Pointesaux-Chenes, shrimpers are readying their vessels for a new season, hoping that nature and the markets will smile on their efforts, and provide not only a bountiful crop but prices that will support their livelihoods. Like the shrimpers, crabbers and oystermen have faced significant challenges, and all are working hard as always to keep afloat. The visible signs of their industry, located as they are in communities where many of us don’t spend time unless recreating, go unseen by most of us. But they are there, day in and day out. They know that their numbers have dwindled, that their infrastructure – the packing houses to which many sell their harvests – is dwindling as well. Read the op-ed here 08:44

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