Season 2

Episode 58: Oil and Water

This second episode in New Orleans started with a very early morning.  We drove out to the tip of Louisiana.  Storms had wiped out so much, most everything was new as we approached our destination.  It wasnt easy to find someone to take us out fishing, as gas is expensive and it doesn’t make sense to  go out for less than a few days.  But we found Sinh Pham — a Vietnamese fisherman trying to get by with low dock prices for his shrimp, high fuel prices and the uncertainty of the BP oil spill effects on his industry.  There are a lot of disagreements out there about the future of fishing and shrimping in the gulf.  This episode is one perspective (and some awesome food too!)