Louisiana Fishermen Sell Directly to Survive, Hoping for Boost From Restaurant Menu Labeling Law

By Kristen Mosbrucker, The Advocate, Baton Rouge

Commercial fishing businesses in Louisiana, striving to survive years of low prices for their catch and a safety scare following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are hoping for a boost in demand when restaurants across the state are required to disclose imported shrimp and crawfish on their menus starting Sept. 1. But already there is doubt that it will have much of an impact.

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