La. oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

June 24, 2014 • Business

An oyster wheel recycling bin is seen after a news conference at the Bourbon House restaurant in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Oyster harvests in south Louisiana are still in recovery since the 2010 BP oil spill. For the second year in a row, restaurants and seafood industry officials are working together to recycle oyster shells to help rebuild oyster beds impacted by the spill. The program, organized by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The shells will be returned to coastal waters to help revitalize public oyster seed areas and as material in coastal restoration projects. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — For the first time in its 100-year-plus history, one of New Orleans’ biggest oyster dealers has resorted to importing oysters to subsidize demand for the shellfish delicacy, which in recent years, dealers say, has become Login to read more

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