Lenten seafood harvests looking great
Posted on 2/14/2018 12:52:00 PM.

Catholics worldwide are cutting back on eating meat for the season of Lent, in most places, that’s a sacrifice, but for spoiled bayou Catholics, it’s not too tough. Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board member Chalin Delaune says this year’s Lenten harvest is looking great, but the cold weather could keep crawfish prices high.
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Lent, seafood, crawfish, shrimp, oysters, Louisiana

LDWF closes some oyster harvesting areas
Posted on 9/12/2016 4:52:00 AM.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed several oyster harvesting areas and delayed the season because the industry is struggling. John Tesvich is a fourth generation oyster grower and also sits on the Oyster Task Force. He says planting usually opens after Labor Day, but this year was more of a partial opening.
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John Tesvich, oysters, LDWF

Oysters available for your oyster dressing this Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/25/2015 3:35:00 AM.
Oyster dressing is one of the most popular dishes on the Thanksgiving dinner table.  The question is, are there enough oysters available for everyone to enjoy oyster dressing this Thanksgiving?
Louisiana, food, Thanksgiving, oysters, oyster dressing, Sal Sunseri

Legislative auditor proposes oyster lease rate increase
Posted on 3/5/2015 3:54:00 PM.
A report released this week by Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera suggests that Louisiana can increase revenues by increasing oyster lease rates.  The audit report recommends almost tripling the lease rate, from $2 and acre to $5.20.  

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Louisiana, oysters, lease rates, Sal Sunseri

LA oystermen worried, as harvests nearing zero
Posted on 12/4/2013 4:56:00 AM.
Louisiana oystermen say oysters are very hard to come by this winter and their $300-million industry is hurting. Louisiana Oyster Task Force Chairman John Tesvich says, in his 35 years in the oyster business, he's never seen it this bad. "We've had ups and downs in oysters, and the natural cycle go through peaks and valleys...but what we're seeing now is an unprecedented low."
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