The Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit
January 11, 2016
Save the date for the Gulf South's premier commercial fishing and seafood industry event, coming up on March 1st.
Southern Shrimp Alliance Hails House Vote on Customs Enforcement
December 14, 2015
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 256 to 158 to agree to the Conference Report resolving differences between the Senate and House versions of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The vote moves a bill substantially improving trade enforcement measures into the final stages of becoming law, with the Senate expected to take up the Conference Report this week.
The first Saturday of the month, down on the waterfront in Delcambre, Louisiana, finds this quiet stretch of water buzzing with the activity of a farmers’ market in full swing. For this farmers’ market is a little different from what we are typically familiar with. Alongside the corn, mirliton and okra vendors, the hot sauce man and the preserves lady, there’s another draw, which brings people in from as far away as Alabama. Shrimp boats, such as the FB Lil’ Man tie up to the dock here with a line of eager patrons, giant wheelie coolers in tow, camped out waiting for their arrival.