Seafood businesses prepping for worst

POSTED: Friday, April 30, 2010 - 3:43pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

A large portion of Louisiana's $3 billion dollar seafood industry is now at the mercy of mother nature.

The oil is creeping further east into the Gulf Coast's most precious fisheries.

50% of Louisiana's oyster harvesting beds are located in these waters.

This area is also teeming with shrimp.

While fisherman are trying to keep up with demand by fishing outside the danger zone.

Local seafood businesses say supply lines are quickly shrinking.