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Double Rainbow Signals End to Randol’s Restaurant

Double Rainbow Signals End to Randol’s Restaurant

For more than 50-years Lafayette locals joined tourists from around the globe to dine on plates of Cajun crawfish and crabs, then dance off the dinner to the sounds of a Acadiana music.  That era has ended.  Restaurateur Frank Randol has closed the doors on his restaurant and associated seafood processing business.

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Hurricane Economic Assessment of Louisiana Fisheries Damage Needs Input From Seafood Community

Hurricane Economic Assessment of Louisiana Fisheries Damage Needs Input From Seafood Community

Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter have partnered with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to compile an economic assessment of fisheries infrastructure damage from hurricanes that have devastated one of the State’s largest industries during the past two years.

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Delcambre Shrimper Looses Boat, Livelihood and Dignity As Provider

Delcambre Shrimper Looses Boat, Livelihood and Dignity As Provider

For every hurricane during the past 40-years Preston Dore has rode out the storms at the Delcambre docks on his shrimp boat. After Katrina, Gustav, Isaac and a host of others, both he and the boat have walked away mostly unscathed. Hurricane Ida was different. The storm has cost him his boat, his livelihood and has stripped away his dignity as a provider for his family.

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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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Florida’s Aaron Welch, III Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation Board

Florida’s Aaron Welch, III Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation Board

Aaron Welch, III, owner and operator of Two Docks Shellfish in Bradenton, FL, has agreed to join the Board of Directors of the Gulf Seafood Foundation.   Welch joins Ed Chiles as the board’s second representative from the Sunshine State.

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Gulf Oyster Community Stands Ready to Assist As Restaurants Re-Open

Gulf Oyster Community Stands Ready to Assist As Restaurants Re-Open

Can you imagine no oyster bars crowded with patrons eyeing shuckers opening one perfect Gulf oyster after another?  No music crowds pressed shoulder to shoulder in Austin venues.  No crowded Bourbon Street restaurants overflowing with locals and tourists.  There is a new norm coming to the Gulf and the country, and life will be different.

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Mississippi’s Ryan Bradley Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Board

Mississippi’s Ryan Bradley Joins Gulf Seafood Foundation’s Board

Ryan Bradley, a fifth-generation fisherman who serves as executive director of Mississippi Commercial Fisheries United and owner of Sea Alis Seafood Company, has joined the Board of Directors of the Gulf Seafood Foundation.

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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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