USA: Bottom of 'da Boot by Kael Alford

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Edison Dardar arranges his cast net as he fishes for shrimp off the dock near his house on Isle Jean Charles, Louisiana. Although commercial fishing was banned after the oil spill, many local residents continued to catch fish, shrimp and crabs for their own consumption. Edison is a retired oysterman. The shrimp he catches less than a mile from his house are a staple of the meals he and his wife prepare. For many Native American people on the coast, self-harvested seafood is a mainstay that allows for continued self-sufficiency.