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Oystermen sailing choppy waters

Industry seeing worst year since Katrina In 2005, Mississippi oystermen were left pondering their future after Hurricane Katrina devastated the state’s fleet and reefs. Now, they are experiencing another “perfect storm,” battling not only weather, but also increased competition and food safety issues following a norovirus outbreak. “We are starving this season,” oysterman Randy Lesso Jr. said bluntly in a ...

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