Posted: Nov 17, 2010 6:25 AM by Nichole Larkey
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials have gotten a fresh reminder hat many Louisiana oyster growers had problems even before the BP oil spill.
A governor's advisory board on the state oyster industry met in
New Orleans Tuesday and heard concerns from oyster growers and processors about productive grounds that were lost due to state coastal restoration projects. Those projects involved the diversion of sediment-laden fresh water into saltier oyster-growing areas.
Those growers say newer freshwater diversions made to keep the oil at bay have caused more problems. And they asked the advisory board to do what it could to make sure they are protected from - or compensated for - damage from future coastal restoration projects.