Fisherman Lance Nacio
The Anna Marie - Montegut, LA
Aboard the Anna Marie, Louisiana shrimper Lance Nacio unites modern business practices and technology with a family legacy of living off of the land.
“I learned to harvest shrimp as a kid. We sold shrimp real young with our relatives - fathers, grandfathers, aunts and uncles.” “The biggest influence on my career was probably one of my uncles, from Grand Isle. He was a net maker, and they were some of the pioneers in developing the gear we’re using today.” “I love that we’re out harvesting what Mother Nature has to offer and making a living at it. It’s reminiscent of the old days when you made a living from the fruits of the land.” “What we have in Louisiana can’t be replicated anywhere else in the world. We have the fresh water from the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya that meet in these estuaries along our Gulf coast, which are the nurseries of the Gulf of Mexico.” “It creates a naturally sweet, flavorful shrimp. It’s the best that money can buy.” “The seafood industry is a bountiful resource in Louisiana, and it’s always been a part of these bayou communities’ heritage and tradition.”