Seafood

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Don Ames
October 29, 2019 - 6:45 am
This is a tough time for lovers of Louisiana oysters, and those who make their living from them. Fresh water has devastated many of the state's prime oyster growing grounds. According to Wildlife and Fisheries, the double opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in April and May has been more damaging...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) talks to Teddy Bridgewater (5) on the bench in the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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Amos Morale III
October 23, 2019 - 4:17 pm
Drew Brees spoke to the New Orleans media Wednesday and was asked directly if he would play Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals. “That’s the plan,” Brees said. “We’ll see.” Brees has missed the Saints’ last five games after injuring his right thumb in the Week 2 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. He...
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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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Associated Press
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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