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Shrimpers' Rally & Strike

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-08-21

Duration: 00:03:11

Subjects: SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | SHRIMP INDUSTRY | Shrimpers (Persons) | RALLIES | Louisiana State Capitol (Baton Rouge, La.) | Strikes

Contributors:

  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Producer
  • Bush, Charles Photographer
  • Bush, Charles Editor
  • Hahn, P.J. Interviewee
  • Trahan, Tracey Interviewee
  • Cooper, A.C. Interviewee
  • Champlin, Kim Interviewee
  • Rodgers, Elmer Interviewee

Description

This segment from the August 21, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on a rally held by shrimpers on the steps of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge. She talks to shrimpers P.J. Hahn, Tracey Trahan, A.C. Cooper, Kim Champlin, and Elmer Rodgers about the negative impact of imported shrimp from China and possible price fixing on the shrimp industry in Louisiana. Sanford also reports that the shrimpers have voted to go on strike until shrimp prices increase.