Pearl of Plaquemines: An inside look at the Empire fishing grounds

Gazing from atop the Empire Bridge in southern Plaquemines Parish, one can see literally thousands of white PVC pipes sticking up from atop oyster beds.

Prior to Hurricane Katrina, this area was home to the state’s largest oyster operation. Since the storm, a flurry of activity has returned, and oystermen and their dredges can be seen working the vast area to the west of the Empire Bridge. Click here to read more on Pearl of Plaquemines: An inside look at the Empire fishing grounds

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