(AP) — In this May 16, 2012, photo, Wade Christian, left, and Felix Ronquille sort crabs at Crescent Seafood in Lafitte, La.
The mood is gloomy on the hard-working shrimp and crab docks of this gritty fishing town in the Barataria estuary, a traditional seafood basket for New Orleans, as the second full year of fishing since BP’s catastrophic oil spill kicks into high gear. Usually folks are upbeat and busy in May, the month when shrimpers get back to work in Louisiana’s rich waters. But this spring, catches are down, docks are idle and anxiety is growing that the ill effects of the BP spill may be far from over. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)