To mark the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon rig spill, National Public Radio revisited a Cajun family living on the fragile edge of Louisiana. Last spring, the Chauvins, who have made shrimping their livelihood for five generations, made a tough decision to help BP clean up the oil spill.
This last year has taken its toll on Kim and David Chauvin and their family's shrimping business. But earlier this month, they prepared for a brand new shrimp season.
Their community's annual Blessing of the Fleet is the traditional launch of shrimp season, when boats parade down the bayou and are blessed with a sprinkling of holy water.