Latest news: October 20, 2011

Louisiana’s Oyster and Shrimp Supplies Will Remain Tight

By Susan Buchanan, Huffington Post. October 19, 2011.

“Lately, Louisiana residents have worried that their lunchtime oyster and shrimp poboys, or sandwiches, are torpedoing the weekly budget. After a series of calamities in recent years, Louisiana shellfish is expensive and won’t become cheaper anytime soon, industry members say…”

Fourchon director says port has rallied despite spill

By Cara Bayles, Daily Comet (Lafourche Parish, La.). October 19, 2011.

“The executive director of Port Fourchon says the moratorium on drilling has affected individual tenants, but the port continues to expand…”

Groups press for aid for poor BP oil spill victims

By Deborah Barfield Berry, Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Al.). October 20, 2011.

“WASHINGTON — A coa­lition of groups is stopping in cities and towns of states along the Gulf Coast this week, raising concerns about whether people of color and the poor have been fairly compensated from the BP oil spill…”

Potential changes coming in processing of oil spill claims in coastal La.

By Maya Rodriguez, WWLTV Eyewitness News (New Orleans, La.). October 19, 2011.

“ELMWOOD, La. — In the coastal areas hardest hit during last year’s oil spill, concerns are mounting among those who make a living off of Louisiana seafood…”