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Louisiana Seafood Leaders Come Together After Hurricane Ida To Pave a Path Forward

Louisiana Seafood Leaders Come Together After Hurricane Ida To Pave a Path Forward

For almost two hours Louisiana’s seafood leaders from all sectors of the industry gathered via zoom, mobile phones at restaurants or in cars, and in a conference room in Baton Rouge to discuss the damage of Hurricane Ida’s wrath on the State’s seafood industry.  The consensus; the hurricane laid a path of destruction that has crippled almost every sector.

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For Fisherman It’s All About Ice; As Well As Food, Water, Shelter and Fuel

For Fisherman It’s All About Ice; As Well As Food, Water, Shelter and Fuel

Hurricane Ida struck the heart of Louisiana’s seafood industry as a Category 4 hurricane, wiping out homes, boats, trucks, plants and icehouses. Oyster farmers on Grand Isle lost their entire crop, processing plants from Grand Isle to Dulac lay in ruin and almost 30% of the shrimping fleet in Golden Meadow lay useless at the start of current shrimp season. “If the Louisiana seafood industry is to have any life at all in the near future,” said Gulf Seafood Foundation board member Ewell Smith, “it is all about ice.”

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Hurricane Ida Devastates Louisiana Seafood Industry, Infrastructure Completely Destroyed

Hurricane Ida Devastates Louisiana Seafood Industry, Infrastructure Completely Destroyed

DONATE NOW!!! Hurricane Ida has left a path of destruction through Louisiana, and in that path was seafood community after seafood community. Donate to the Gulf Seafood Foundation’ “Helping Hands” for Hurricane Ida.

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Oysterman Jakov Jurisic; “Gulf Oyster Industry a Catastrophe”

Oysterman Jakov Jurisic; “Gulf Oyster Industry a Catastrophe”

Louisiana oysterman Jakov Jurisic is no stranger to adversity. The Gulf oyster industry, along with other Gulf seafood, is in a historic nosedive never before seen.  The perfect storm of too much water, a national pandemic and the closure of restaurant after restaurant have forced those in the industry to reexamine the path forward.

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Gulf Fishing Family Hurting After Hurricane Laura Destroys Cameron, Wrecks Havoc on Surrounding Area

Gulf Fishing Family Hurting After Hurricane Laura Destroys Cameron, Wrecks Havoc on Surrounding Area

The Gulf fishing fleet docked at or near Cameron, LA bore the brunt of Hurricane Laura as it roared ashore in the early hours of August 27th as a category four storm. The Gulf Seafood Foundation is calling upon government officials in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi for an immediate coordinated seafood specific disaster relief effort for fishermen, seafood processors and the extended seafood family.

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Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth Stirs Controversy Within Gulf Seafood Industry

Executive Order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth Stirs Controversy Within Gulf Seafood Industry

A recent executive order on Promoting American Seafood Competitiveness and Economic Growth potentially broadens markets for the Gulf seafood industry, as well as stirred controversy within the its seafood community.

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Ida’s Wrath Leaves Destruction and Strain on Bayou Crabbing Family

Ida’s Wrath Leaves Destruction and Strain on Bayou Crabbing Family

As one of her sons rode out the wrath of Hurricane Ida’s 170 mph winds on his shrimp boat at the dock of her seafood processing business in Dulac, Trudy Luke and her husband Timmy with the rest of the family worried what they would find when they returned home.

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Louisiana Oysterman Tony Tesvich’s Tales From the Gulf

Louisiana Oysterman Tony Tesvich’s Tales From the Gulf

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 with the latest being the future plans of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CRPA).

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Fishermen Help Fishermen Find Relief From Hurricane Laura Disaster

Fishermen Help Fishermen Find Relief From Hurricane Laura Disaster

The destructive winds and storm surge of Hurricane Laura are now unwanted memories. Repairing shattered homes, businesses and lives along the storms path in southwestern Louisiana remain the task at hand. To easy the pain fishermen are reaching out to help fishermen.  A truckload of supplies donated by the North Carolina Fisheries Association and True North Seafood has reached Louisiana and being readied to help those in need.

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“A Different Breed of Cat” Recounts Fish Fights in Coastal Alabama

“A Different Breed of Cat” Recounts Fish Fights in Coastal Alabama

Former commercial fisherman Robert Fritchey documents landmark disputes between the recreational and commercial fishing industries. His latest book, A Different Breed of Cat, chronicles the battles over the use of fishing nets during the 1990’s in Alabama, where the state’s resource-management agency brokered a compromise that was hailed as the beginning of a “new age” in managing the state’s coastal fisheries. 

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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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