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Louisiana Oyster Task Force Reaches Out to Newsroom Ink to Tell Their Story

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Reaches Out to Newsroom Ink to Tell Their Story

The Louisiana Oyster Task Force, through the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, has enlisted Ed Lallo and Newsroom Ink to assist in their ongoing effort to tell the story of the of the Louisiana Gulf oyster, the people dedicated to ensuring its sustainability, as well as its importance to the State’s economy, culture and culinary cuisine.

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Oyster South Symposium Brings Oystermen From Two Coasts Together

Oyster South Symposium Brings Oystermen From Two Coasts Together

Braving freezing temperatures and cold northern winds whipping the Carolina coast, more than 250 members of the oyster aquaculture industry recently gathered for the fourth Oyster South Industry Symposium held in Wilmington to discuss industry issues and research.

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Gulf Fishermen and Kerian Machines Develop Groundbreaking Head-On Grader For Shrimp Boats

Gulf Fishermen and Kerian Machines Develop Groundbreaking Head-On Grader For Shrimp Boats

Sitting on the frozen plains of North Dakota 50-miles from the Canadian boarder, Kerian Machines has been enlisted by Gulf fishermen to develop a new method to grade by size head-on shrimp while still on the boat.  The new shrimp grader will allow fishermen to better compete with imports, putting the quality consumers demand ahead of price.

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Prestige Oysters Becomes First MSC Certified Oyster Fishery in the Americas

Prestige Oysters Becomes First MSC Certified Oyster Fishery in the Americas

Prestige Oysters, one of the largest producers of Gulf oysters, has achieved the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its private oyster fisheries in Texas and Louisiana, making it the first wild oyster fishery in the Americas to be recognized for sustainable fishing practices. Sustainable fishing practices are vital to the protection of both the environment and consumers of Gulf of Mexico seafood.

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Coastal Acadiana Seafood Supply Chain Study Reveals Obstacles and Opportunities

Coastal Acadiana Seafood Supply Chain Study Reveals Obstacles and Opportunities

A comprehensive seafood supply chain study of Louisiana’s St. Mary, Iberia, and Vermilion Parishes highlights obstacles and opportunities for an area battered by an array of environmental disasters, economic losses and competition from imports.  The study confirmed what the seafood industry in those parishes, as well as all along the entire Gulf coast, have speculated for years; without a unified voice and aligned economic development at all government levels, Gulf seafood is in trouble, big trouble.

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Acadiana Rural Economic Development Study

Acadiana Rural Economic Development Study

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Oystermen Are Original Environmentalists Use to Navigating Crisis After Crisis

Oystermen Are Original Environmentalists Use to Navigating Crisis After Crisis

Hurricanes, droughts, flooding and oil spills, the Louisiana Oyster Task Force had thought they had seen it all.  The norvell coronavirus that is sweeping through the state, the nation and the world is just one more obstacle to overcome and according to Task Force chairman Mitch Jurisich there is little doubt they will. Jurisich discusses the importance of Gulf oysters to the environment, culture and heritage of Louisiana.

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Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit Forgoes Coronavirus For a Day

Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit Forgoes Coronavirus For a Day

Louisiana Gulf fishermen have overcome natural and manmade setback after setback after setback. The recent Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit at the Ponchartrain Center in Kenner, presented by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter, was subject to to one such unforeseen setback, Covid-19, also known as the coronavirus.

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Timely Topics, Technology and Techniques Featured at 2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

Timely Topics, Technology and Techniques Featured at 2020 Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

For Louisiana oysterman Tony Tesvich the last few years have been all about water, water, and more water.  Too much, too little, poor quality, high salinity, low salinity, nitrogen, phosphates and hypoxia; over the past two years his oysters have been flooded with a host of water issues and that is why he will be attending the 2020 Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Tough Issues and Best Practices Addressed at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2020

Tough Issues and Best Practices Addressed at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2020

Striving to survive years of low prices and a safety scare following the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the Louisiana fishing industry suffered an estimated $258 million loss this past year due to the historic flooding according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.  Commercial fishermen, dock owners and processors and others will have the opportunity to learn about important issues facing this industry at the upcoming Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit.

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Young Florida Clammer Overcomes Numerous Business Minefields

Young Florida Clammer Overcomes Numerous Business Minefields

A young clam farmer who “dabbles in oysters” is finding Florida aquaculture a challenging field with a host of potential minefields, especially Red Tide. For the past six years Carter Davis has farmed 16-acres in the waters off of Pine Island in Tampa Bay.  Just when he thought he was getting the hang of it, Red Tide almost put his operation out of business.

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Brian Lacey, the Next Generation of Gulf Fishermen

Brian Lacey, the Next Generation of Gulf Fishermen

Growing up in Sarasota near the historic fishing village of Cortez, Brian Lacey wasn’t born into a fishing family; it is just some he always wanted to do.  He is one of the few, the proud and the brave. No, not a Marine; the next generation of Gulf fishermen.

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