On Their Ends: Years of Flooding and Catastrophic Storms Have Louisiana’s Seafood Industry on the Brink

For Scott Maurer, working in the oyster industry in southeast Louisiana lately has just been hit after hit.

There are the periodic openings of the Bonnet Carre Spillway, which have happened with increasing frequency over the last several years, wiping out his Grand Isle farm each time.

Then came COVID-19, which shut down restaurants and bars for much of 2020 and tanked the demand for oysters.

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