White shrimp season opened Monday

Louisiana’s fall’s white shrimp season (as opposed to the spring brown shrimp season) opened on Monday from the mouth of the Mississippi River to the LA/TX state line.  It lasts until December 16th.  Next time you sink your teeth into a shrimp po-boy, think of people like Everett Hymel, who earns his living trawling for shrimp.  It’s a threatened livelihood, due to cheap imports, the astronomical cost of fuel, and environmental changes.  What can you do?  Insist on wild-caught shrimp, even when you’re dining out.

Here’s another account of a shrimp-trawling family from Terrebonne Parish.

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