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Aug 15, 2010 12:29 PM

La. shrimpers worry about prices for new season

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The opening of a new commercial season for Louisiana shrimpers is starting as uncertainty remains over low prices, whether consumers will buy their catch and if any danger still exists from the massive BP oil spill.

And keeping track of what the areas are now open can be tricky.

Harlon Pearce, chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, was optimistic that shrimpers will be eager to hit the waters Monday.

He accompanied a group of fishermen on a test-run in Grand Isle and Barataria Bay on Friday. They trawled in several areas and found no signs of oil.

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