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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 […]

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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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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