NEW ORLEANS -- The impact of Hurricane Rita had retailers last week wondering how they would be able to source oysters, shrimp, crawfish and other popular Gulf seafood items. Even as federal and local agencies began assessing the state of the area's seafood supply, Hurricane Rita struck and dashed the hopes of retailers and others in the industry who had felt optimistic after Hurricane Katrina. For instance, oyster beds on Louisiana's western shores and the Texas coast had not been ...

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