Sea Change

Vietnamese oyster po-boy. Photo by Lisa Cates

I recently came across this fascinating article about the efforts of Gulf Coast Vietnamese Americans to rebuild their lives and livelihoods after the BP oil spill. Like all those who worked in the Gulf seafood industry, the Vietnamese fishing community has been hard hit. Facing compensation battles, diminished fish stocks and an uncertain future, many are turning from the sea to the land in search of new opportunities.

The article, Sea Change, by Nina Kahori Fallenbaum, with photos by Lisa Cates, is in the current issue of Hyphen magazine.

You can read the entire article online. Check it out. The BP spill is already ancient history as far as the oil industry is concerned. But for those whose livelihoods depended on fish and seafood, there’s no more normal.

Comments are closed.

Increase your website traffic with