While experts are saying shrimp won't be affected by the oil spill
, there hasn't been a clear answer on what could happen to the gulf's oyster industry. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland spoke with oysterman Sal Sunseri for the update:
Vigeland: Can you talk us through, geographically, where are the oyster beds in relation to where this oil slick is headed?
Sunseri: Approximately 50 miles away. So we still prayfully have a lot of work to be done by the oil companies. Hopefully they'll take our offers because shrimpers, oyster farmers and other boats are offering their services to help with the spill, help skim, whatever it takes to not allow this to enter our estuaries.
Vigeland: What happens to you if it does?
Sunseri: We'll be devastated. No telling how long it would take for this type of spill to be cleansed again.