Southeast Louisiana oysters may still be years away
Lafourche, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines Parishes just aren’t producing and won’t be for sometime.
The oil spill and fresh water diversion put a lot of the local oystermen out of work. Now they’re waiting for the oysters to grow back. Al Sunseri is a co-owner of P and J Oyster Company in New Orleans says, ”We have young oysters that will be marketable in about 2 to 3 years.”
”They’re coming in from Western Louisiana and the southern end of Texas,” he explained.
Now, he says it’s a matter of waiting because these oysters just don’t grow overnight.