USA: Bottom of 'da Boot by Kael Alford

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Edison Dardar empties his shrimp net onto a dock to separate out the catch, mostly small minnows that he throws back into the water. Dardar continued to catch shrimp off the dock near his house in the predominantly Native American community of Isle Jean Charles, Louisiana in the months after the oil spill. Although commercial fishing was banned after the spill, many local residents continue 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 large part of the meals he and his wife prepare.