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Will coastal restoration destroy Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry?


In “Water’s Edge” Part 4.2, major fishing estuaries will soon be flooded with an influx of sediment-laden freshwater from the Mississippi River, which will help reinforce the earth throughout the wetlands over time, but will drive saltwater-dwelling marine life further into the Gulf. Without the means to buy larger boats and obtain permits to fish in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, many commercial fishermen fear their legacy is coming to an end.