Gulf shrimpers top fishing deaths
Jul 18, 2010 11:56:00 PM - thestate.com
America’s deadliest catch?
Forget about those crabs that crawl about the bottom of the chill Bering Sea.
It’s the shrimp that inhabit the balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
During the past decade, 55 fishermen have perished in pursuit of these southern crustaceans, according to a first-of-its-kind federal study that ranks fishermen’s deaths in the nation’s seafood harvests. That’s compared with a death toll of 12 Bering Sea crabbers during the same time period.
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