New show documents life of shrimpers

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Discovery Channel aims to show the country just how difficult the lives of shrimpers can be with the premiere of the new show, "Ragin' Cajuns" at 10 p.m. Wednesday and repeated often.

The show centers around six shrimpers, making a living in Venice, La., after the devastating one-two punch of Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.

"This is about the worst shape we've ever been in," cast member and shrimper Acy Cooper said in a telephone interview with The Daily Advertiser. "We have always made a good living. All of the sudden, we can't do it anymore."

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