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Louisiana Seafood News
Louisiana Seafood News

June 2016

The New Orleans Oyster Festival, June 4-5


The New Orleans Oyster Festival kicks off June 4-5, 2016 in Woldenberg Park. Come for the food, but stay for the music, crafts and contests.

The New Orleans Oyster Festival organizers want to educate the country about the benefits of the Louisiana Gulf Oyster, along with honor and celebrate the restaurateurs and oyster farmers who have solidified the New Orleans French Quarter’s position as the “Oyster Capital of America.”

Admission is free, but VIP One-Day and Weekend Passes are on sale for $75 and $125. For more information on tickets, click here.

Q & A: Photojournalist Rebecca Ratliff

Mandeville native Rebecca Ratliff is a recent Louisiana State University graduate who has found a niche photographing the men and women who make Louisiana’s seafood industry work. While other aspects of her portfolio include everything from jazz clubs to the Greek countryside, the dirty work of hauling in fish by the ton have kindled a particular interest that she’s not done exploring.

Overharvest Means Changes Coming to Louisiana's Blue-Crab Fishery


By Todd Masson

Most bays and tidal lakes in Louisiana these days look like obstacle courses, where the first boater to make it across without wrapping a crab-trap line in his prop wins. Hard to believe that less than half a century ago, the crab trap hadn't yet been invented. Now, they're more prevalent in state marshes than mosquitoes.

Louisiana Seafood Restaurants Off the Beaten Path

If you were to make a list of the best-known restaurants in Louisiana, there’s a good chance you’ll end up with a list of seafood-centric restaurants. Just as important to Louisiana’s culinary scene are its roadside seafood joints and tucked-away oyster bars. These are the kind of places where you’ll get fried catfish, boiled crawfish with secret recipe seasonings and fresh-off-the-boat shrimp dishes, served with a side of Louisiana culture.