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Calhoun County, Texas – Shrimp season devastated by freshwater, Judge signs declaration of disaster

The shrimp boat captain sat at the helm, listening to other captains talk over the radio about the catch they brought in the day before. After subtracting the cost of fuel, one captain had $75 to split with his deckhand. “Seventy-five dollars is nothing,” said Capt. Jose Luis Cruz. “There’s no shrimp. The freshwater pushed the shrimp to the Gulf.” An overabundance of rainfall not only devastated the livelihood of farmers but also hurt those who harvest from the sea. Read the rest here 07:34