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Posted inGrowing Food, Sowing Trouble

Gulf shrimpers fight for their livelihoods in a fertilizer-fueled dead zone

GRAND ISLE, La. — The Ace of Trade trawler motored toward Dean Blanchard’s dock early last summer in southern Louisiana, its skipper slowly winching its nets into storage. Blanchard’s workers, strengthened by a lifetime at sea, worked shirtless in the humid summer air. It was the beginning of hurricane season, and 2019 was on track […]