Louisiana Seafood Facts

Seafood from Louisiana tastes better because it is fresher. The shortest trip to your table means the freshest product. Here are some fresh facts about Louisiana seafood.

 

Crawfish

  • Louisiana leads the nation in crawfish production, more than 90% of the crawfish we eat come from here.

Oysters

  • In a blind taste test, consumers chose Louisiana oysters over others sold in the US 85% of the time.
  • 70% of the Oysters caught in the US are from the Gulf Coast.

Shrimp

  • Each year Louisiana shrimpers catch 90 - 120 million pounds of both brown and white shrimp.
  • One years shrimp catch, strung end to end, would wrap around the Superdome 94,839 times.
  • 69% of the domestic, US shrimp are harvested from the Gulf waters.

Crabs

  • Louisiana leads the nation in production of both hard and soft-shell crabs.
  • If you’ve eaten crab on the East Coast, chances are it’s from Louisiana. We are the top shipper of live #1 male crabs to the Atlantic coast market.