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Mon September 10, 2012
Isaac hits Louisiana crabbers hard
A Slidell crab processor says his business is suffering because Hurricane Isaac knocked many crabbers out of action.
Gary Bauer says sunken boats, damaged docks and a lack of electricity and ice are among the problems crabbers face. An assessment Friday by the state's seafood promotion board says crab harvests suffered significant disruption due to Isaac. Disruption for shrimp and finfish was described as moderate while oyster production will be limited until October.
Isaac hit as the state seafood industry was recovering from the 2010 BP oil spill. A small portion of Louisiana waters was closed to fishing this week because the storm churned up weathered gobs of BP oil.
The board voted 9-2 to sign an $842,000 promotion agreement with the New Orleans Saints.
Andre Perry Commentary