For the music lovers who flocked to New Orleans last week for Jazz Fest, the smell of oil in the air added a sad and sour note. Today, the Gulf Coast comes to Washington.
The Voisin family came to Louisiana from France in 1770, and they've been oystermen ever since. Today, seafood company CEO Mike Voison is on an all-day Capitol Hill blitz. He's former Chairman of the National Fisheries Institute. NFI spokesman Gavin Gibbons says fishermen, oystermen, shrimpers and crabbers harvested about 1.3 billion pounds of seafood from the Gulf of Mexico in 2008 - raking in about 660 million dollars in total revenue.