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Shrimpers Go Back To Work

"VERMILION PARISH, LA (WAFB) -A planned weeklong docking of shrimp boats only lasted a day.

Last Friday, the Louisiana Shrimp Association called a meeting after the price per pound dropped almost $2.
But it all fell apart when many of those shrimpers said they couldn't afford to stop working altogether. Processors say they try to pay as much as they can, but competing with the foreign shrimp import industry is tough.

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