The good news: Gulf oysters will still be available from other outlets, at least for now. Griswold says: "They'll be smaller, because they'll be harvesting them up sooner." (Because of the uncertain future of the oyster beds, fishermen are scooping them up as soon as possible.) And P&J told the New Orleans Times-Picayune that it will still sell oysters, but sourced outside the gulf.
Ironically, some restaurateurs report selling more oysters than ever, as diners face the prospect of a future without.
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