Tag: shrimp season
Nicky Alfonso, 47, has been dragging and pushing shrimp nets in the marshes around Delacroix Island, both as a deckhand and later as a captain, since he was too little too see over the steering wheel.
Life imitates art. When Hurricane Isaac set sights on Louisiana it left two very surrealistic moments for shrimpers that even the surrealistic French artist André Breton would agree met his definition of surprise and unexpected juxtaposition.
For every action, there is a reaction. Gulf fishermen learned that lesson every day as they coped with the constant changes in the management of Gulf waters during the massive BP oil spill, and the unprecedented outflow of the freshwater diversions from the Mississippi River.
As commercial shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters in the Gulf of Mexico for the first season since the BP oil disaster, there is concern in the state’s seafood industry over low prices, inconsistent demand and what the near future holds.