Joseph Gregory Ladnier

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Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History


NOAA's Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History documents the experience of people living in Gulf  of Mexico  oil-spill-affected fishing communities. The oral history data complements other social and economic data about the spill collected by NOAA and other governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations.

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Biographical Sketch

Joseph Gregory Ladnier, who goes by Greg is owner/operator of Sea Pearl Seafood Co., Bayou La Batre, AL, which specializes in wild caught American shrimp.

Scope and Content Note:
He discusses the following topics: Fishing, family, Sea Pearl Seafood Processing Plant, oysters, shrimp, wild-caught shrimp, imported shrimp, BP Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, income losses, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Fredrick, costs of business, Vessels of Opportunity, lost-wages claims to BP, challenges and opportunities in seafood business, seafood-processing machinery, regulations, Asian economy, crabs, finfish, catfish, crawfish, label-of-origins on seafood products, American Shrimp Processors, branding wild-caught shrimp as premium product.

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