Gulf Coast restaurateurs and the seafood industry are bracing for the potentially damaging effects on business from the oil-rig explosion and ensuing oil spill that began reaching the shore.The BP oil well explosion April 20, which killed 11 workers about 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana, continued to spew at least 5,000 barrels of oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, threatening coastal fisheries in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Florida and Louisiana have declared ...
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