Tag: Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries


Sec. Melancon Sees Brighter Future for Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries

As the new Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon admits there will be challenges for his department as he joins the rest of state government facing budget cuts as a result of Louisiana’s current budget deficit, but he remains enthusiastic about the opportunities ahead.

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Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit


Better Techniques for Seafood at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

This year’s Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. It will provide fishermen, dock owners, processors and other related businesses an opportunity to network and obtain information on what’s happening in the commercial fishing and seafood industries.

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First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle


First Major Gulf Oyster Hatchery Revs Up Production on Grand Isle

The recently opened Mike Voisin Oyster Hatchery may not face the same exposure to the elements as the old, but instead face new challenges both manmade and natural.

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LA SeaGrant Announces 3rd Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit


LA SeaGrant Announces 3rd Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit

Louisiana fisherman will be gathering in Houma for Third Annual Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry Summit.

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Louisiana Oysters May No Longer Be Gulf Oysters


Louisiana Oysters May No Longer Be Gulf Oysters

For the first time in its more than 130-year Louisiana history, the oldest oyster dealer in the U.S. is thinking the unthinkable – importing foreign oysters to meet the demand of New Orleans residents and visitors alike.

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Louisiana Chef’s Solution to Asian Carp Invasion – Eat Them!


Louisiana Chef’s Solution to Asian Carp Invasion – Eat Them!

Louisiana Chef Philippe Parola has had his eye on the Asian carp situation in Louisiana for several years, and he is not shy about expressing his worry and frustration over the slow bureaucracy of addressing what he sees as a serious threat to the ecosystem and the state’s multi-million dollar recreational and commercial fishing industry.

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Gulf Council Deals With Recreational Red Snapper Uncertainty


Gulf Council Deals With Recreational Red Snapper Uncertainty

Charter boat and recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico will be facing a short season for red snapper this year, having just 11 days to hook the prized fish in federal waters.

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GSI Board Member Corky Perret is International Expert in Marine Fisheries


GSI Board Member Corky Perret is International Expert in Marine Fisheries

William S. “Corky” Perret has experienced large-scale devastation and disaster in Gulf fisheries first hand. He is also one of the few experts having the skills and knowledge to help those fisheries successful recovery time and time again.

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Kristin McLaren Leaves Louisiana Seafood Board for New Chef Folse Foundation


Kristin McLaren Leaves Louisiana Seafood Board for New Chef Folse Foundation

Kristin McLaren, the assistant executive director who served as interim executive director of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board during its transition from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to the Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne, has resigned.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota


Louisiana Seafood Board Encourages Gulf Council to Keep Current Red Snapper Quota

The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board took a strong stand against the current preferred alternative recommended by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council on Amendment 28; red snapper allocation.

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Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas


Louisiana Seafood Board Unanimously Approves Resolution Supporting Current Red Snapper Quotas

Meeting in Baton Rouge the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board unanimously approved a resolution supporting Reef Fish Amendment #28 keeping Gulf Red Snapper quotas at current levels.

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Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch


Houma Courier: Local Shrimper Profits Suffer From Light Catch

The fall season, when white shrimp are caught, typically closes in mid-December. Figures for the season’s catch will not be tabulated by state wildlife officials until into next year, but local processors are saying the season is shaping up to be one of the worst harvests in memory. The culprit is two-fold. Decreased imports are […]

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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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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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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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