“We’ve been through the Great Depression and all that stuff, but nothing like this” says America’s oldest oyster processor and distributor


New Orleans family oyster company devises new business model to stay alive, The Times-Picayune by Brett Anderson, November 07, 2010 (Emphasis added):

P&J has dealt in oysters, both as a distributor and processor, for nearly 135 years, making it the oldest oyster processor and distributor in the United States. ...

“We’ve been through the Great Depression and all that stuff, but nothing like this,” said Sal Sunseri [who runs P&J with his brother Al] ...

On his first trip back dredging since the disaster, [Pete] Vujnovich harvested... less than half of what he said he would normally find this time of year.

“There’s a very limited resource out there,” Vujnovich said. “Seventy percent of my leases fell under the footprint of the oil.” “I’m happy that I got what I got,” Al Sunseri said of Vujnovich’s catch. “We got some nice oysters. I just don’t know when I’m going to be able to get them again.”

Read the article here.

h/t oceandog

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