Louisiana shrimpers protesting prices

Fishermen say low prices are putting them out of business

Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 9:31am

Hundreds of Louisiana shrimpers protested on the state capitol steps last week, and more than a hundred showed up again this morning.

They say the shrimp market is being fixed to keep prices low and they can't compete with foreign imports.

The group has been on strike for the past two weeks, effectively shutting down local shrimping in the area.

Many of them say with the way prices are now they'll lose more money going back to work, than if they keep protesting.