ABSTRACT

Hurricane Katrina: Fishing and Aquaculture Industries - Damage and Recovery [September 7, 2005]   [open pdf - 19KB]

"The Gulf Coast where Hurricane Katrina struck is an especially important center of commercial and recreational fishing, producing 10% of the shrimp and 40% of the oysters consumed in the United States. Many areas have been closed to fishing because of pollution-related contamination concerns. In addition, inland areas account for much of the U.S. farmed catfish production. This report summarizes damage assessments and recovery efforts, with initial reports primarily anecdotal until more accurate assessments become available. This report will be updated as warranted to incorporate new information."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, RS22241
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2005-09-07
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