Archive for August, 2013

SeafoodSource.com: Louisiana Seafood Board Expects ‘Seamless Transition’


SeafoodSource.com: Louisiana Seafood Board Expects ‘Seamless Transition’

Despite Executive Director Ewell Smith resigning the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) and moving its offices, the board’s chairman John Folse is positive about the future.

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Louisiana Sea Grant Films Building Off-Bottom Oyster Nursery Silo Video


Louisiana Sea Grant Films Building Off-Bottom Oyster Nursery Silo Video

Most of the Louisiana oysters are farmed on reefs. This includes oyster farms that are dependent on a source of wild seed oysters, usually transplanted from public oyster grounds that historically have cyclical production.
Louisiana Sea Grant has recently completed a video demonstrating how to build an oyster nursery silo from a 55-gallon plastic drum.

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Ewell Smith Resigns from Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board


Ewell Smith Resigns from Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board

In a letter to Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board chairman Chef John Folse, Ewell Smith has announced his resignation as the executive director of the state’s seafood organization after serving in that capacity for more than 13 years.

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North Shore Crabber Sings the Pontchartrain Blues


North Shore Crabber Sings the Pontchartrain Blues

From Manchac to the Rigolets, the rows and rows of neatly stacked crab traps sitting unused on docks and piers tell a story that local crabbers hope will eventually have a happy ending. But for the time being, many are bracing and preparing for the worst. Among them is Manchac-based crabber Laramie Hill.

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Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack First Louisiana Certified Wild Seafood Product


Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack First Louisiana Certified Wild Seafood Product

To meet an ever-increasing demand for fresh, quality gumbo-sized shrimp, the Port of Delcambre and Delcambre Direct Seafood program have introduced the first product in the state carrying the “Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood” – the Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp gumbo pack.

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The Crab Queen of Dulac, An Outspoken Love for Louisiana’s Seafood Community


The Crab Queen of Dulac, An Outspoken Love for Louisiana’s Seafood Community

Trudy Luke, the crab queen of Dulac, is the energetic owner of Luke’s Seafood. She’s known for her outspoken style, constant motion and love for the Louisiana seafood community.

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New Canal Lighthouse a Beacon for the Future


New Canal Lighthouse a Beacon for the Future

Like the proverbial Phoenix rising from the ashes, the New Canal Lighthouse has risen from the destruction of hurricanes Katrina and Rita to once again serve as a beacon of hope and perseverance for generations to come.

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The Aristocratic Louisiana Oyster


The Aristocratic Louisiana Oyster

A little over two years ago Jim Gossen gave a talk to a group of Louisiana oystermen gathered on Grand Isle. He had filled boxes with the prettiest oysters from both the east and west coast. Beausoleil oysters in one little box, and Island Creeks in another. Gossen didn’t realize it at the time, but this was his entrance into the world of oyster farming – the Grand Isle Caminada Bay Oyster Farm project.

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