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Shrimpers just want to keep shrimping

Gulf Oil Spill

Julie Pitre runs a shrimp boat in Chauvin, La. She says doesn't really want to get involved in a lawsuit to seek compensation from BP for the oil spill, she just wants to keep shrimping.

But Charles Bourque, a lawyer in Houma, La., doesn't believe local fishermen will receive fair compensation for their losses unless they get legal representation – especially because they will be up against BP's team of lawyers working on the company's behalf.

Watch the video link to hear their stories from the Gulf.

FieldNotes_Shrimpers John Brecher / msnbc.com VIDEO: Julie Pitre runs a shrimp boat and a shrimp retail shop in Chauvin, La. She explains how she isn't interested in lawsuits, she just wants to get back to work.