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Uprooted: Louisiana's rich abundance of seafood has huge economic, cultural impact on the state

Posted by Sydney Blanchard, on Feb 25 2016

In 2010, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused 4.9 million barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP vowed to clean up the mess for which they were responsible. 

Apart from removing oil from the Gulf, BP allotted money to be used for a PR campaign that would not only clean up their image but would clear up the idea that the Gulf’s seafood was tainted by the spill.

Six years and millions of dollars later, the Louisiana Seafood Board is still working to do just that.

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Topics: Louisiana seafood, sustainable seafood, Shrimp, Gulf Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board, sustainability, Gulf shrimp, domestic seafood, buy local


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