Eric Tiser, right, a lifelong fishermen from Venice, La., trawls for shrimp with deckhand Marvin Smith, left, after helping a fellow shrimper get his boat running. By mid-June, more than 85,000 square miles of fisheries were closed in the Gulf of Mexico due to the BP oil spill disaster. “Everything just got right since Katrina, but where I like to shrimp at is all closed down,” said Tiser, who was put on suicide watch because of the stress caused by irreparable financial burdens. Photo taken June 22, 2010.

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