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Louisiana Seafood News

February 2015

Study Says Oysters Threatened by Climate Change

By Jaclyn Kelley | Eye Witness News, WWL TV

Climate change is a global problem with potentially devastating impacts on Louisiana's local seafood industry, especially oyster production, according to experts.

New research published today in the journal, "Nature Climate Change," says that climate change is causing our oceans to become more acidic, endangering Louisiana's shellfish.

A crawfish boil In the Wal-Mart freezer section?

Ever lived outside of Louisiana and longed for boiled crawfish? Or do you have out-of-state friends or family who lust after your boiled crawfish photos on social media?

Those crawfish cravings may be a thing of the past. Whole, boiled crawfish can now be found in the freezer section of Wal-Mart stores across the country.

Spice Up Dinner with Shrimp

By Vickie Rocco, Family Features

Preparing the same old meals week after week can make dinnertime dull. Add some spice to your menu with the fresh flavor of a new protein -- nutrient-rich Gulf shrimp.

Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States. In fact, the average person consumes more than four pounds each year with 83 percent of U.S. shrimp coming from the Gulf Coast.

Shrimp fisheries receive positive review on sustainability


By: Sean Ellis

Shrimp fisheries in Louisiana received favorable marks on sustainability from the Audubon Nature Institute and the Marine Stewardship and Conservation program standards.