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Lafayette Advertiser: Louisiana Shrimpers Battle for the Bottom Line


Lafayette Advertiser: Louisiana Shrimpers Battle for the Bottom Line

The price of Gulf of Mexico shrimp has soared this year, the beneficiary of a malady that has beset the competing Asian shrimp farm market and some U.S. sanctions on unfair trade practices elsewhere.

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Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy


Gulf Seafood Institute Becomes Reality with $20,000 Grant from Ocean Conservancy

Recognizing the need for an integrated group dedicated to science and education in the Gulf, the Ocean Conservancy has pledged $20,000 seed money for the Gulf Seafood Institute. The institute’s vision is to establish a close working relationships with all the Gulf’s environmental and seafood organizations.

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WSJ: Asian Tiger Shrimp Raise Big Question: Friend or Foe?


WSJ: Asian Tiger Shrimp Raise Big Question: Friend or Foe?

The Asian tiger shrimp, an exotic, large species of monster shrimp, is being found once again in the Gulf of Mexico and posing a potential threat to the $700 million Gulf shrimping industry.

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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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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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Bringing a Taste of Louisiana to China While Stimulating Business Back Home


Bringing a Taste of Louisiana to China While Stimulating Business Back Home

A contingent from the Terrebonne Parish Economic Development Authority is in Weihai, China, a port city on the north coast of the Shandong Peninsula. Its mission? To explore further economic development opportunities around seafood and other industries.

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Seafood Board’s Credible Media Voice Takes New Job at Wildlife and Fisheries


Seafood Board’s Credible Media Voice Takes New Job at Wildlife and Fisheries

Given everything that’s been reported about Louisiana Seafood, what makes for good media relations? Without hesitation, for the past five years it has been the honesty and credibility of the board’s manger of communications, Ashley Roth.

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SeafoodSource.com: Gulf Shrimp Prices Soar on Disease Scare, CVDs


SeafoodSource.com:  Gulf Shrimp Prices Soar on Disease Scare, CVDs

Prices on Gulf of Mexico brown shrimp are rising after overseas shrimp producers report problems with disease and the U.S. government set preliminary countervailing duty (CVD) rates for shrimp imports.

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NOLA.com: Save Our Lake Director Concerned about Crab Numbers in Pontchartrain


NOLA.com: Save Our Lake Director Concerned about Crab Numbers in Pontchartrain

The Lake Pontchartrain crab fishery saw a down year in 2012, and it’s setting up to be even worse this year, according to John Lopez, coastal sustainability program director of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation.

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