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Shrimpers back on the job without higher prices

3 years 1 month 4 days ago Saturday, September 13 2014 Sep 13, 2014 September 13, 2014 1:29 PM September 13, 2014 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - Louisiana shrimpers are back on the water, and most of them returned after three days of what had been planned as a one-week strike for higher prices.

After a meeting last Friday, Louisiana Shrimp Association members said they'd keep their boats docked for a week because prices are so low.

But many were trawling again by Tuesday.

Warren Delacroix says organizers understand that some people have to make a living. He says that some people stuck it out for the whole time.

Fisherman say processors are paying about $1.80 per pound for small shrimp. Association officials say the price was nearly $3 at the start of the season.

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