None of this is to suggest that the industry, or the Gulf Coast as a whole, won't eventually recover. No matter what happens this summer, Gulf residents are resilient, having for years battled natural and man-made disasters alike. And those dependent on Gulf seafood are already putting up a fight: New Orleanian chef Susan Spicer has filed suit against BP because the spill has disrupted the normal supply of seafood on which her restaurants depend for their cuisine. She will likely not be the last chef, purveyor, fisherman, or oyster shucker to do so. We may ** see seafood prices continue to rise** this summer, but if you care about the Gulf, Gulf Coast residents, and a local, sustainable food culture, the simplest thing you can do to support those affected by the spill is to buy Gulf seafood.