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Oyster Industry Loss of Business Lawsuit

Oyster Industry Loss of Business Lawsuit

People from all over know and love Gulf Coast oysters. But for the people along the Gulf Coast, oysters aren’t just good to eat; they are what pay the bills. The catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf could change all of that.

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The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting oil spill related oyster industry loss of business claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the oil spill, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please click here to contact our Environemental Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Oyster Industry Loss of Business Information

Oysters grow like weeds in the Gulf. They grow wild and in oyster farms. Mike Voisin, a member of the board of the Gulf Oyster Industry Council, said that the oil spill could have a huge impact on an oyster industry. He estimates the spill will have a $500 million-a-year economic impact along the Gulf Coast, more than half of that in Louisiana. Patrick Banks, head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ oyster program acknowledged that while all species are in danger, oysters are especially at risk because “they can’t move away.” “This time of year, the animals are gearing up for reproduction,” Banks added. She expressed concern that depending on how much oil the oysters ingest, they might survive but be unable or less able to reproduce. “That could have a much larger population impact in years down the line.”

It is not only those that collect and distribute the oysters that are facing economic losses. Cooking and serving the oysters is also big business in Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. New Orleans is famous for cooking up oysters and its oyster bars. But the same can be said of restaurants across the region.

Do I Have an Oyster Industry Loss of Business Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting oil spill related oyster industry loss of business claims in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured by the oil spill, you should contact our firm immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Environemental Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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