Hurricane Katrina: Fishing and Aquaculture Industries -- Damage and Recovery
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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The Gulf Coast where Hurricane Katrina struck is an especially important center of commercial and recreational fishing, producing 10 of the shrimp and 40 of the oysters consumed in the United States. Because of the damage wrought by Katrina, many areas of the Gulf Coast have been closed to fishing because of pollution-related contamination concerns. In addition, inland areas account for much of the U.S. farmed catfish production. This report summarizes damage assessments and recovery efforts, with initial reports primarily anecdotal until more accurate assessments become available. The report will be updated as warranted to incorporate new information.
- Agronomy, Horticulture and Aquiculture
- Economics and Cost Analysis