By Kathrine Schmidt
Rodney Pellegrin works in Dulac, La.
to attach two sections of shrimp nets.
Pellegrin said he’s frustrated by how
the fishing waters are opened and
closed so often.
HOUMA — Following the auto industry implosion of 2008, Detroit’s unemployment rate stands at nearly 30 percent.
But when it comes to sizing up the lost wages and jobs from BP’s catastrophic oil spill to boat captains, deckhands and charter captains in Louisiana, numbers showing the impact on Houma-Thibodaux are much harder to come by.