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Imports and Antibiotics: Why Gulf Coast Shrimpers Are Struggling

Times are tough for shrimpers along the Gulf Coast. Growing competition from importers has driven prices down to a fraction of what they were just a year ago, despite health concerns about illegal antibiotic-laced farm-raised shrimp from Asia. We learn more about the toll taken on the Gulf Coast’s shrimping industry. To help us get a better […]

Times are tough for shrimpers along the Gulf Coast. Growing competition from importers has driven prices down to a fraction of what they were just a year ago, despite health concerns about illegal antibiotic-laced farm-raised shrimp from Asia. We learn more about the toll taken on the Gulf Coast’s shrimping industry.

To help us get a better understanding of the toll it’s taking on Gulf Coast shrimpers, we talk with Bill Lambrecht from Hearst newspapers’ Washington Bureau.

MORE: Gulf Shrimpers Struggle While Contamination Grows in Imports (Houston Chronicle, Nov. 8, 2015)

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