Gulf Coast Shrimp Research Paper

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Shrimp eaters must have gone through a phase where they are reluctant to buy shrimp “after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded on April 20, killing 11 workers and triggering the spill that eventually spewed 206 million gallons (780 million liters) of oil from BP’s blown-out well” (Bureau and Mcgill 2010 Pg: 3). Even though only “7% of all shrimp consumed in the U.S. is caught in the Gulf of Mexico.” People still questioned the safety of eating Gulf coast Shrimp (Boyle 2010: 1). The oil spill brought a lot of fear in what is going to happened to the environment , to wildlife, to seafood industry, and to the very livelihood of those people in Louisiana’s and Mississippi’s coasts. The domestic shrimp, in particular, “has been subject to a seemingly continuous stream of bad luck with the 2005 and 2008…show more content…
Shrimpers have made some steps toward recovery even after a difficult opening commercial season last August. The domestic shrimp market remains uncertain but at least at the State and Federal level are conscious about helping out. Eight out of twelve from the 2011 Gulf Coast Shrimp Survey Phase 1 that I conducted mistrusts the U.S. and the State government in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. Five out of these eight people said that they do not care where their shrimp may come from. Congressman Ron Paul stated that “the United States domestic shrimping industry is a vital social and economic force in many coastal communities across the United States…A thriving shrimping industry benefits not only those who own and operate shrimp boats, but also food processors, hotels and restaurants, grocery stores, and all those who work in and service these industries” (Paul 2002: 1). He mentioned as well that “Shrimping also serves as a key source of safe domestic foods at a time when the nation is engaged in hostilities abroad.” (Paul 2002:

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