'It’s the worst we’ve ever seen': Hauls of shrimp and crab small or non-existent in Gulf town hit by BP oil — 'Getting worse and worse'
Author: Jeff Adelson
Date: October 17, 2012
[...] While the uncovered tar has been a problem for the island’s tourism industry, the spill and the remaining submerged oil has been a problem for shrimpers and crabbers in the community. Hauls near the island have been small or non-existent, a problem the [Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle], a shrimper himself, blamed on the disaster.
Some shrimpers have to had to choose between making payments on their boat or keeping a roof over their head, Camardelle said. Others have said they’ve had to go to the waters off Mississippi to catch shrimp. [...]
Daily Comet: Dean Blanchard, owner of Dean Blanchard Seafood on Grand Isle, said shrimpers had great catches in Texas and Florida, but locally, “it’s the worst we’ve ever seen. It’s getting worse and worse every year.”