La. Oyster Industry Struggles To Cope With Spill, Coastal Restoration

"After five years and four hurricanes, 2010 had all the markings of a banner year for Pete Vujnovich and his array of oyster leases west of the Mississippi River.

But the months-long assault of oil in Barataria Bay -- and more importantly the state's decision to unleash fresh water from the river to beat back oil -- has wiped out more than three-quarters of his crop, leaving the next five years an open question."

Chris Kirkham reports for the New Orleans Times-Picayune October 31, 2010.

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