Thu August 30, 2012
Alabama Seafood Industry Survives Isaac
Alabama's seafood industry survived Hurricane Issac with barely a scratch compared to Katrina seven years ago, but the storm could still cost millions in lost work.
Dozens of shrimp boats remain tied up at docks in Bayou La Batre, and processing plants are closed. But the storm caused virtually no damage to buildings or vessels.
The president of the Organized Seafood Association of Alabama, Ernie Anderson, says the storm could cost the industry as much as $3 million in lost sales.
Anderson says the Gulf Coast seafood industry likely won't resume operating before next week at the earliest, and the shutdown could last longer where there was more damage in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.
Tropical Storm Isaac