Jun 20, 2011 6:12 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Shrimpers to protest at the state Capitol

DULAC, La. (AP) - Fishermen reeling from low dock prices and processors unable to pay them more because of a shrimp glut are bringing their concerns to Baton Rouge Wednesday.
On the steps of the state Capitol and within its halls, they plan to urge legislators to help convince BP that more help is needed to set their industry straight.
Clint Guidry, president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association, said studies clearly show that people are still avoiding Gulf of Mexico seafood.
Some processors plan to join the fishermen when they protest their plight. Guidry said fishermen can meet at the Capitol at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.


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