Gulf Shrimp Called Safe to Eat, But Fears Linger That Oil Spill May Hurt Seafood’s Future

Dean Blanchard at his warehouse in Grand Isle, LA.

More fresh shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico is ready to be served in kitchens across the country, according to a federal agency that has opened thousands of square miles of water it deems free of contaminants from last year’s oil spill.

“We are trying to get the message out. It’s easy to damage consumer confidence, and it’s hard to rebuild that,” said Christine Patrick, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which opened up 4,123 square miles of federal water for the harvesting of one particular type of shrimp, Royal Red.

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