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Mini-Gulf Tour: Plaquemines Parish, LA

We made our way to Plaquemines Parish, LA, which has one of the largest small-scale fishing fleets in the country, with primary catches coming from shrimp, crab, and oysters. It’s also one of the largest crude oil producing areas in the country. We heard from fishing community leaders about the importance of fisheries to the area, to their livelihoods and to their culture. We also heard about threats and the impacts that oil spills and hurricanes have had. But most recently,