Oyster Fest is a success, but fishermen fear uncertain future, Fox8 New Orleans, October 16, 2010:
While the parish transitions from oil response to a more long-term restoration plan, Parish President Craig Taffaro said the parish's challenge is to make sure cleanup where it's needed is still relevant. "We're running into some resistance in the sense that we're getting a lot of feedback to just let mother nature handle the oil that's there, and not really a whole lot of attention to the oil that may be on the water bottom that we're finding as we stir sections on the water bottom up," said Taffaro.
Is oil affecting life on the sea floor? See: “The oysters didn’t grow… they didn’t spawn” — “They DON’T HAVE ANY small oysters for next year or the year after” (VIDEO)