Gulf Oyster Workers “Facing Tremendous Amount of Uncertainty” (Video)

from Wildlife Promise

Dr. Doug Inkley, senior scientist with the National Wildlife Federation, just returned from another trip to the Gulf Coast. As NWF has been reporting, the BP oil disaster is hurting the people who rely on healthy oyster populations from the Gulf Coast to the Chesapeake Bay.

Doug spent a day with the owner of an oyster company in Louisiana, first heading out on the water to view areas where workers harvest oysters, then touring the facility where oysters are processed & packed to be shipped to fish markets & restaurants. Doug says that while business is already down, there’s a sense of dread about what other bad news could be on the horizon:

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