Louisiana – Flooding, pollution devastating state’s fishing industry

Even with the delayed opening of the Morganza Spillway, fishermen in Acadiana say they’ve been feeling the affects of flooding for months. Thursday, Governor John Bel Edwards said fishermen around the state are experiencing 90 percent loss. In Cypremont Point, commercial fisherman Thomas Olander says on a normal Friday during shrimp season the bay is filled with shrimp boats and shrimp for local shoppers.,, “With all of the runoff with fertilizer and all the towns that are being flooded now with fresh water running through the towns It’s just polluted and it’s causing one of the largest dead zones probably ever recorded,” he explained.  >Video, click to read<09:15

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