The Gulf Oil Spill and Seafood

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Albert "Rusty" Gaude is a Fisheries Agent with LSU's Agricultural Center.  On April 20, an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico causing oil to spill into the waters.  The spill is moving West but has to contaminate many fishing centers on the Gulf Coast.  Some, however, have been closed.  


Captain Lance Nacio is a shrimper in Louisiana.  Since the oil spill, his shrimping region has been closed so he's been contracted by BP to work on the controlled burn.


CJ Gerdes runs Casamentos Restaurant in New Orleans.  


To track the progress of clean-up and to monitor the effect of the spill, here is a list of resources:


The New York Times

The Times Picayune

US Coast Guard

Environmental Protection Agency


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