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A test of the Gulf's recovery begins: oyster season

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HOUSTON, TEXAS (KWWL) -- Texas's oyster season opened Monday, and Louisiana's opens next week.

But are there buyers for them?

Gulf Oysters make up the brunt of America's supply, and there are questions on whether oyster-lovers will consume them.

A University of Minnesota poll shows 38 percent of respondents will eat less, or no oysters from the gulf.

This, despite the government's testing of the catch and declaring that it's safe.

And with fall being peak season for fishers and consumers, the industry is waiting to see if consumers will enjoy the oysters or not.

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