The Gulf Sea: Open for Fishing

Commercial crabbing along sections of the oil-tarnished Gulf Coast were re-opened today, with shrimping and recreational fishing kicking into gear earlier this week. The media buzz is about whether the seafood coming out of the Gulf is safe to consume, but you’d never know there were health concerns when you sit down to eat with the locals.

“This is the safest seafood in the world. It’s like flying after 9-11,” remarked the Lafourche Parish President’s husband over dinner with Expedition Blue Planet last Friday night. His reasoning: The catch coming into shore here is probably more thoroughly tested than anything being imported into the state. Click here to read the rest of the great article from National Geographic.