Seafood

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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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Don Ames
June 08, 2019 - 1:27 pm
The governor of Mississippi wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as water from the Bonnet Carre Spillway gushes into what's normally a saltwater estuary. The unprecedented second opening of the spillway last month also has an increasing number of Mississippi officials...
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May 23, 2019 - 3:32 pm
A bill requiring restaurants to inform customers the country of orgin of their shrimp and crawfish is advancing at the state capitol. Louisiana Restaurant Association lobbyist Eldon Rogillo says they had some concerns, but he’s worked with the bill’s author, LaRose Representative Truck Gisclair. “...
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Jim Hanzo
April 19, 2019 - 9:20 am
Seafood is IN this Easter weekend. Besides the Easter candy it'll be the hottest thing on the table. And when it comes to seafood, renowned Chef John Folse, who formerly served as chairman on the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board says all eyes are looking at Louisiana to see what we eat and how...
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March 30, 2019 - 7:18 am
(WWL.com) - New legislation could place the country of origin of imported mudbugs and shrimp on the local seafood menu. Larose Representative Truck Gisclair says if the crustaceans are from out of the country he wants to know. “I think I should have the right to know where the meat I am consuming...
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March 08, 2019 - 11:14 am
(WWL.com) - It’s the first Friday of Lent for the million plus Catholics who call Louisiana home, and for many of them, that means ditching red meat and chowing down on seafood. Gulf Seafood Institute Chairman Harlon Pearce says we’re on track for a good season, but soft shell crab lovers in...
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Jim Hanzo
January 10, 2019 - 8:37 am
Are you craving the mudbugs yet? Crawfish are available and you can find them at an elevated price, of course, but Dr. Greg Lutz with the LSU AG Center says we still have a bit longer to go before we really get into the heart of the season. "The problem is our water temperatures are really not warm...
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Don Ames
June 02, 2018 - 8:12 am
Oysters take center stage this weekend, as the 9th Annual New Orleans Oyster Festival celebrates our region’s favorite bivalve. More than 20 local restaurants will be serving up their specialties. "Every restaurant puts at least one oyster dish out, so you can have oysters done 20 different ways,"...
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