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La. shrimpers reporting clean 1st day catch

4 years ago Tuesday, August 17, 2010 3:48:04 AM CDT August 17, 2010 Tuesday, August 17 2010 Aug 17, 2010 in News
Source: Associated Press

Commercial shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico say the first catch since the oil spill was plentiful and free of oil.

The new season opened amid anxiety over whether the catch will be tainted by crude and whether anyone will buy it even if it is clean.

Louisiana ranks first in the nation in shrimp, blue crab, crawfish and oysters, and the state's seafood industry overall generates an estimated $2.4 billion a year.

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