Seafood

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Thomas Perumean
October 02, 2019 - 5:58 am
More 150 restaurants in New Orleans and Baton Rouge have been cited since the law went into effect September 1. Enforcement of the foreign shrimp and crawfish labeling law means restaurants will have to be prepared for to notify people about seasonal ability. "Product is available year round and I...
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September 26, 2019 - 7:19 am
(AP) -- U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of Americans," he said in a brief news release Wednesday. "This determination...
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FILE - In this May 20, 2010 file photo, a shrimp boat carrying oil collection booms anchors for the night in Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi River delta south of Venice, La. It will be months before state officials know whether losses from floods and spillway openings qualify Louisiana as a fisheries disaster. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials say floods began around November 2018, and a full 12 months' data is needed to compare to averages for the previous 5 years. The governors of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama asked months ago for US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to declare a fisheries disaster, making federal grants available to affected people. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
Associated Press
September 20, 2019 - 6:39 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi's share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms...
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Chris Miller
September 16, 2019 - 1:42 pm
Louisiana officials are collecting data on the impact that the record-long opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway and flooding in the Atchafalaya Basin had on aquatic life in south Louisiana. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Harry Blanchet says the National Marine Fisheries...
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Thomas Perumean
September 13, 2019 - 6:23 am
"Meat means a portion of beef, pork, poultry, alligator, farm raised deer, turkey, domestic rabbit, crawfish or shrimp that is edible by humans. But it does not include a synthetic product derived from a plant, insect, or other source, period" -- Louisiana Agricutural and Forestry Commissioner...
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Thomas Perumean
August 12, 2019 - 8:17 am
Starting September first restaurants must tell you where their shrimp and seafood comes from. Since Louisiana is known for its seafood eating locally sourced shrimp and crawfish could mean a boost in demand. And that's good news for a seafood industry comprised of family businesses, which have been...
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Don Ames
July 25, 2019 - 7:56 pm
The Louisiana Department of Health will soon begin enforcing the state’s new crawfish and shrimp labeling law approved by the legislature after pressure from the state’s seafood industry. The law lets restaurant patrons know the origin of their meals. “The law, as written, gives guidance to...
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David Blake
July 24, 2019 - 1:02 pm
Louisiana's fishing industry has been reeling from a terrible year, but there could be some permanent help coming on Capitol Hill, according to Senator John Kennedy. Kennedy and Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Mississippi) have filed the "Commercial Fisheries and Aquaculture Protection" bill. Senator...
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Thomas Perumean
July 06, 2019 - 5:44 pm
The radiating effects of chemical fertilizer polluted Mississippi River water dumping into Lake Ponchartrain and flowing into the Gulf is starting to be felt along the coast. Closed beaches, algae blooms, dead dolphins, disappearing shell fish and dying molluscs infected with toxins from the water...
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June 17, 2019 - 1:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -Prolonged flooding on the Mississippi River is not only growing a giant dead-zone in the middle of the gulf, water tainted with chemical fertilizer and oily runoff from streets and roads is pouring into the bays and marshes of Louisiana and Mississippi. The Mississippi River...
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