"The Gulf Coast oil spill is and will continue to have a tremendous impact on the seafood and tourism industries in the Gulf states. This disaster will have a domino effect on seafood concept restaurants throughout the United States. The decrease in tourism, the rise in prices for Gulf products like oysters, fish and shrimp, and the fact that many locals are dependent on the Gulf for their livelihoods are all factors affected by this crisis."
--Edmund Woo, consultant and chef/owner, Saskatoon, Greenville, S.C., "Industry Voices," July 2010, Chef Magazine