Lafitte shrimpers fighting to stay afloat

September 21, 2015

South Louisiana is known for amazing food, and people even travel to New Orleans from all over just for the food.

One of their favorites is shrimp. An estimated 70 percent of the shrimp that supplies the New Orleans market comes from Lafitte, but shrimpers say they are finding it harder than ever to continue their trade.

Oysters marketed like fine wine? That may be this industry’s future

August 4, 2015

Many wines are classified not by the country where they are produced, but by the specific region where the grapes are harvested – think Napa, Calif., or Bordeaux, France. Now apply that same concept to oysters and you get a sense of a nascent movement here that could change how this beloved Louisiana seafood is harvested and marketed in the future.

Boustany’s Bill to PROTECT Louisiana Seafood Passes House

June 15, 2015

Congressman Charles W. Boustany, R-South Louisiana,, supported passage of his bill, the PROTECT Act, which was included within H.R. 1907, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.