Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

February 2016

Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany's PROTECT Act

From WWL.com

Lafayette Congressman Charles Boustany's PROTECT Act to help the Louisiana seafood industry has been signed by President Barack Obama.

Boustany says this legislation will give domestic seafood a fair shot at competing against foreign imports who up until now have been able to undercut our producers using illegal practices.

See food? Seafood?

From WWL.com

By Chris Miller

We're getting into the thick of Lent, and seafood is in high demand. Fortunately, most species are in plentiful supply right now.

Aside from the good new coming out of crawfish country, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board vice-chairman Chalin Delaune says shrimpers are doing real well, and oysters are surging. 

Seafood Seasons of Louisiana

Forget winter, spring, summer and fall. In Louisiana, we can tell what time of year it is based on what seafood is freshest.

Crab

In Season: February–December

Oyster Shell Recycling Program

From Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

Launched in June 2014, CRCL’s Oyster Shell Recycling Program recycles shell from participating New Orleans-based restaurants and uses that shell to restore oyster reefs and shoreline habitat across Coastal Louisiana.
 

Changes for wild-caught seafood certification aimed at boosting participation

From houmatoday.com

By Sean Ellis

Changes to the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program aimed at boosting participation in the program is drawing support from The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

Under the marketing initiative, local seafood can be easily identified by the labeling but some found the program's requirements to be too strict to follow.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Calling for Chefs

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is inviting chefs to participate in the 9th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This premier cooking competition, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 28.

Despite early season, seafood plentiful for Lent!

From WWL TV

By: Bill Capo

CHALMETTE, La. - Customers lined up to get their seafood fix at Today's Ketch Restaurant in Chalmette, savoring oyster and shrimp po-boys, and enjoying tasty crawfish.

"They're delicious and pretty good size for this time of the year," Sandy Ferret said as he enjoyed his tray of crawfish. "Actually we had crawfish in December, so we're back for that second round."

Call for Chefs: Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off seeks contestants

From Louisiana Restaurant Association

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser invites chefs to participate in the 9th Annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off at the New Orleans Wine & Food Experience in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This premier cooking competition, presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in partnership with the Louisiana Restaurant Association, will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28.

Federal agencies announce proposal creating U.S. seafood traceability program

From National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Today, the National Ocean Council Committee to Combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and Seafood Fraud announced its proposal for creating a U.S. seafood traceability program — the next step the U.S. government is taking to ensure that global seafood resources are sustainably managed and not fraudulently marketed.