P&J Oyster Co. in New Orleans lost its last oyster supplier to the oil this morning. The other six or seven oystermen that Al Sunseri, president of P&J, sourced from have already been shut down. After oysterman Mitch Jurisich spotted oil creeping into his beds at 7:30 AM, he called wildlife officials & the area was closed.
"This is the last of our areas that we had open from our family to harvest oysters," Jurisich says. "We were fortunate enough to have one little slice of pie left that we were still farming from, and that slice of pie now is gone." His family has been here since his grandparents settled in the area over 100 years ago.