Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

April 2016

G.U.L.F. Invites You to the Summer of Sustainability

From Audubon Nature Institute G.U.L.F.

Building on the great success of last year’s event, Great Chefs for G.U.L.F., Audubon Nature Institute’s sustainable seafood program Gulf United for Lasting Fisheries (G.U.L.F.) is celebrating the bounty of the Gulf of Mexico all summer.

The Summer of Sustainability is a dinner series hosted at three of Audubon’s attractions, featuring the chefs of the G.U.L.F. Chef Council and Restaurant Partnership Program.

Catch Crabs, Earn Cash Reward

From NOLA.com

By Todd Masson

Crabbing in Louisiana's waters will not only provide you and your friends with a tasty meal, it could also put a little cash in your wallet. Nicholls State University is on a quest to learn more about the health and habits of the state's blue-crab population, and will be rewarding recreational and commercial crabbers who help in that endeavor.

11 Louisiana Chefs Will Compete for Louisiana Seafood Title

From StMaryNow.com

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 28 in New Orleans.
Eleven chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the title of King of Louisiana Seafood. Now in its ninth year, this competition takes place at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

“Seafood is a part of our culture and has created a culinary identity for Louisiana unlike any other state,” Nungesser said.

FDA Issues Import Alert on Peninsular Malaysian Shrimp

From Southern Shrimp Alliance

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Import Alert 16-136, “Detention without Physical Examination of Aquacultured Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia Due to Presence of Drug Residues from Unapproved Animal Drugs or the Presence of Unsafe Food Additives.” Import Alert 16-136 follows a massive increase in the number of shrimp entry lines refused by the FDA for reasons related to veterinary drug residues beginning in 2014.

Providing an explanation for the reason for the Import Alert, the FDA stated:

Eleven LA Chefs will Compete Louisiana Seafood Title

From St.MaryNow.com

BATON ROUGE — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 28 in New Orleans.

Eleven chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the title of King of Louisiana Seafood. Now in its ninth year, this competition takes place at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser Announces Chef Competitors for the 2016 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

BATON ROUGE – April 14, 2016 - Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Eleven chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the title of King of Louisiana Seafood. Now in its ninth year, this prestigious competition takes place at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE) in the Ernest M. Morial Convention Center.

Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser Announces Chef Competitors for the 2016 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off

LT. GOVERNOR BILLY NUNGESSER ANNOUNCES CHEF COMPETITORS FOR THE 2016 LOUISIANA SEAFOOD COOK-OFF
Eleven chefs across Louisiana will compete to be crowned King of Louisiana Seafood

American Seafood Coast Guard Takes a Stand for Domestic Seafood – Know Better to Eat Better

NEW ORLEANS – April 11, 2016 – The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board encourages all to know better, eat better through The American Seafood Coast Guard, an initiative educating consumers about the benefit of domestic seafood. Many consumers assume the seafood they are getting in local stores and restaurants is always domestic, when, in fact, it fits that description only about 10 percent of the time.

Imported Seafood Shipments Rejected by FDA for “Unsafe Levels of Filth and Bacteria"

From American Seafood Processors Association

BILOXI, Miss., April 11, 2016 -- A new USDA analysis of the Food and Drug Administration’s import refusals report reveals that the FDA rejected tens of thousands of imported seafood shipments because they were unfit for human consumption.

The Louisiana Seafood Survival Kit

When it comes to cooking Louisiana seafood, it helps to have a few tools and tricks to make a delicious meal even better. Some of our favorite Louisiana chefs weighed in on the issue and offered their suggestions.

By LouisianaSeafood.com Staff

Chris Montero

Executive Chef, Napoleon House, New Orleans 

La. Restaurant Group Offering Scholarships

From The Advocate

The Louisiana Restaurant Association Education Foundation is accepting applications for $70,000 in hospitality scholarships through April 22.

The LRAEF Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 to support the continuing education of individuals pursuing a career in the culinary and/or hospitality industry. With this year’s scholarships included, the LRAEF will have awarded $340,000 since the fund’s inception.

Louisiana Shrimpers Look To Technology To Increase Profits

From 89.9 WWNO

By Tegan Wendland

Families who fish for a living in Louisiana struggle to remain competitive in a changing market. They’ve seen prices fluctuate wildly over the past decade and have been hit repeatedly by hurricanes, and then the BP oil spill. It’s hard to make a living. Now they’re looking for new ways to make money by selling direct.