Flooding Could Effect Seafood Seasons

Friday, May 6, 2011 - 5:06pm

The Bonne Carre Spillway will open on Monday, and fishermen are facing a possible blow.
Shrimp, crab and oysters are all facing a new loss with the opening of the spillway.

When the spillway opens on Monday, the clock will begin ticking for fishermen

The spring shrimp season opened yesterday, which is early.

The goal is to allow shrimpers to catch the larger adult shrimp.

As for oystermen, the fresh water could cripple beds that avoided damage during the oil spill.

The damage will all depend on how much water they let in, and for how long.


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