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Louisiana oyster beds hit after BP oil spill

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Economic uncertainty is something the fishermen of the Gulf of Mexico know all too well. The period between Thanksgiving and Christmas is traditionally their busiest season. But this year most of the oysters are dead.

The oysters are not covered in oil, as the BBC's Paul Adams reports from Louisiana, but killed off by massive freshwater diversions that were meant to contain the slick.

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