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Monday, September 29, 2008

Ike, Gustav swamped seafood trade in Gulf of Mexico

Ike, Gustav swamped seafood trade in Gulf of Mexico
Fishermen are cleaning up debris instead of harvesting oysters and shrimp. Recovery might take two years. On the eve of October's peak seafood harvesting season, migrant fishermen are sweeping debris from gutted bay-side homes instead of scooping shrimp and oysters from the Gulf of Mexico's lucrative floor. The $100-million fishing industry in Galveston Bay is nearly paralyzed.

 



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