Cameron shrimpers get help from other vessels - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cameron shrimpers get help from other vessels

By Brandon Troullier - bio | email

CAMERON, LA (KPLC) - If the oil gets to Cameron, how will it get cleaned up so the shrimpers can make their catch? 

Danny Duplantis, a former shrimper knows all about how important it is to clean up debris in the water.  He's captain of "The Poncho", an on site vessel that cleans debris from oil spill, which is very helpful to commercial fisherman because the less debris in the water, the less likely debris will be caught in their nets.  Because if debris is caught in those nets, the nets are more than likely to be torn which costs fisherman time and money.

A special shrimp season was opened due to potential effects form the Gulf oil spill, but as of Tuesday May 4, 6pm, shrimping season will be closed and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet on Thursday, May 6 to set opening dates for the 2010 season.

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