Monday, May 05, 2008
Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise
The Sea Dragon shrimp boat sits idle in Sabine Pass on Thursday, May 1, 2008. The boat's captain said the low price of imported shrimp, high fuel prices and short domestic season make it difficult to break even.
Chau Tran repairs nets aboard the Sea Dragon shrimp boat. Many Gulf of Mexico shrimpers have left the business in recent years due to farm-raised shrimp driving prices down.
Chau Tran repairs nets aboard the Sea Dragon shrimp boat in Sabine Pass. Although wild shrimp are superior to farm-raised shrimp, clients demand the lower price for wild shrimp.
Chau Tran repairs nets aboard the Sea Dragon shrimp boat. Due to low prices and high expenses, crew members are paid less than they were in the past.
Please read, "Gulf of Mexico shrimpers suffering net losses" by Sarah Moore.