Back to Shrimping

POSTED: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 5:11pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 6:19pm

BURAS, LA (WVLA) -  Since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig sunk in April - fishermen all along the shore have struggled to back to life as usual.

But in the past few weeks, more shrimpers have gotten in their boats and out on the water.

Kim Champlin has been a shrimper for 16 years.  He says putting the nets up on his boat again is a great feeling - but there's lots of questions.

Champlin says the size and number of shrimp is less than it was before the spill.  He says next year's crop could be even worse - so he's out as often as possible doing the best he can.

But other shrimpers aren't as ambitious.  Many are staying off the water waiting for better conditions.   Lots of shrimpers we spoke with say they're waiting for other areas to open, and for a better idea of what they'll catch when they head out.

Stay with NBC33 News and nbc33tv.com all week long.  Every night on NBC33 News at 5:00, we'll have more reports from the shore as everyone tries to recover from the Crisis on the Coast.

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