seafood industry

After Isaac
5:04 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Alabama Seafood Industry Survives Isaac

Damage from 2005's Hurricane Katrina to Bayou La Batre's fish processing area. The area did better during Isaac.
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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.