U.S. Gulf shrimp is in high demand, as consumers are buying large quantities over fears that it will soon be un available due to the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Although the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries opened the fishery in early May, many of the shrimp are still small, suppliers report, and certain areas off the Louisiana coast remain impacted by closures, especially in the southeastern part of the state.

"We have sold everything we had. The local people ar