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Louisiana Oysters on the brink: ‘It’s not a decline; it’s zero population’

Three years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, local oystermen and processors say Louisiana oysters are tough to come by this winter and the state’s $300 million annual industry is suffering. Exactly why is the subject of much speculation. Several agree that the number of oysters being harvested is the lowest they’ve seen and particularly suffering on public grounds relied upon for both commercial catch and seed. [email protected] 12:05