Skeptics Wary of Seafood Safety as Shrimping Season Opens in the Gulf

Shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters today for the first commercial season since the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, after Texas Tech University scientists said Sunday that seafood tested in a lab showed no evidence of oil. Already, hundreds of boats are out on the water as the U.S. government insists that Gulf seafood is safe to eat and lawmakers seek to allay fears over safety. "Opening season is like a religion to these people," said Harlon Pearce, a seafood dealer and head of the...Full Story
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