Gulf Shrimpers Worry Cleanup Will Hurt Season Hauling away debris that Hurricane Katrina dumped into the Gulf of Mexico seems like a good step — and perhaps an overdue one. But shrimpers and fishermen along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are worried that their shrimp season will be destroyed by the cleanup.
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Gulf Shrimpers Worry Cleanup Will Hurt Season

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Gulf Shrimpers Worry Cleanup Will Hurt Season

Gulf Shrimpers Worry Cleanup Will Hurt Season

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Hauling away debris that Hurricane Katrina dumped into the Gulf of Mexico seems like a good step - and maybe even an overdue one. But shrimpers and fishermen along the Mississippi Gulf Coast are angry. They worry their shrimp season will be destroyed by the cleanup.

Melissa Block talks with Franklin Parker, a shrimper from Biloxi, Miss.