Louisiana Seafood Industry Hurting Due to High Amounts of Fresh Water Pouring Into the Gulf

BATON ROUGE, La. – Your next trip for seafood might cost you a little more, that is if you can even find what you are looking for.

The fresh water pouring from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico is creating conditions that aren’t livable for the wildlife there.

“Some of our public beds we’ve actually had up to 100 percent mortality,” said Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fisheries. “We’ve heard from some of the private lease holders they’re seeing significant mortality as well.”

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