Motivatit Seafoods

<strong>Based:</strong> Houma, La. <br> <strong>Employees:</strong> 100<br> <strong><a href="http://www.motivatit.com/">Website</a></strong><br> <br> After the spill, this 40-year-old seafood processor's business dropped by about 60 percent, compared to 2009, says owner Mike Voisin. Now "the biggest challenge is the brand," he says. "We need people to see our product is safe." Prior to the spill, Motivatit Seafoods sold 80,000 pounds of oysters a week to the Los Angeles and Las Vegas areas, says Voisin, 58. Weekly shipments to those cities are closer to 20,000 pounds now, at discounted rates. Motivatit filed a claim with the Gulf Coast Claims Facility in November 2010 and will be filing an interim claim soon. Voisin hopes that the $48 million BP put up for seafood testing and marketing in Louisiana will help Gulf oysters' image recover within the next five years.<br> <br>
 
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