Shrimpers Adversely Affected by Oil Spill … the recent BP oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill has created on of America’s worst National disaster in years. Unfortunately, the hardest hit will most likely be commercial fisherman, shrimpers and oyster farmers.
If you or somebody you know has suffered an economic loss related to your shrimping business, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
UPDATE: Shrimpers file class action lawsuit. The Plaintiffs contend they are dependent on Gulf shrimp for their livelihood, which has been interrupted — and could be destroyed — by the BP oil spill.
More Commercial Shrimp Industry Lawsuit Information
On May 2, 2010, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suspended shrimping across an enormous area of Gulf of Mexico waters, on worries about contamination of Shrimp.
The closed area accounts for the bulk of U.S. production of shrimp. The Gulf supports a seafood industry that is second only to Alaska within the United States.
In 2008, commercial fishermen harvested more than 1 billion pounds of fish and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico, out of total U.S. production of 8.3 billion pounds, NOAA said.
Do I Have a BP Oil Spill Lawsuit?
The Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in oil spill and environmental catastrophe lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new commercial shrimp industry cases in all gulf coast states.