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President Obama meets with area residents at Camardelle's, a seafood restaurant in Grand Isle, La., in June. Restaurant owners are hoping Mr. Obama's recent consumption of Gulf seafood will boost business and encourage residents to buy local.

ASSOCIATED PRESS President Obama meets with area residents at Camardelle's, a seafood restaurant in Grand Isle, La., in June. Restaurant owners are hoping Mr. Obama's recent consumption of Gulf seafood will boost business and encourage residents to buy local.

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