BP Oil Leak Starts to Effect Cost of Seafood

By Carol McCracken (Post # 468)

News is emerging after almost a month of oil leaks caused by a BP explosion in the Gulf Coast that the cost of seafood is being affected. Not surprisingly, the price of shrimp and oysters are rising as restaurants and seafood retailers find the supplies of both diminishing, according to a report issued yesterday by “Sustainable Food News.”

Some local restaurants have already turned to using frozen fish because fresh fish is becoming so scarce. Some consumers have expressed concern about the safety of the fresh fish they are buying in restaurants, but it is tested regularly and considered safe to eat. Some restaurants have already been hurt financially by the reduced number of tourists visiting the area already, according to the “Sustainable Food News.

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