Archive for October, 2010
Kathleen Fabacher and her husband Kenny – who ran a seafood processing company – spend their days waiting for financial relief as a result of BP’s massive oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. First, their waited on BP. Now, they wait on Kenneth Feinberg.
Customers still line up outside Acme Oyster House restaurants in New Orleans each day. Yet, ACME’s Lucien Gunter says supplies of oysters – disrupted by the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico – and higher prices have created a balancing act.
From coastal erosion to saltwater intrusion, southern wetlands have been silently suffering for decades. For the scientists who have been grappling with these issues for decades, the recent challenges are simply a new twist on old news.
Louisiana, in conjunction with the other Gulf Coast states and federal natural resource trustees, is conducting a series of local meetings as part of the natural resource damage assessment for the Deepwater BP Oil Spill.
Although Lance Nacio started shrimping full-time in 1997, the seafood industry was part of his life before he was born. Both his grandfather and father made a living on the water.
Louisiana is the leading producer of fresh oysters in the U.S. yet was the hit hardest by this year’s massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Best estimates are that the state’s production of oysters will be about one-half normal this year, as a result, according to Mike Voisin of Motivatit Seafoods.
The founders of the Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana (CHSL) recognized a need in their community and chartered their grassroots charity within weeks of April’s BP oil spill. They viewed their role and responsibility as crucial.
Timing is everything and often is a coincidence. A month after the BP well that spewed millions of barrels of oil into the waters and wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico was officially killed, a significant world conference is being held in New Orleans that focuses on the importance of the Mississippi Delta region.
Regardless of recent public perceptions on seafood, chances are that six months ago most people wouldn’t have thought twice about consuming smoked fish. That’s the feeling of Mobile, Alabama, award-winning chef Wesley True.
With 33 years experience as a chef at top eating places coast-to-coast, Jeff Tunks settled in the nation’s capital to create his dream projects – five distinctive, world-class restaurants, including Acadiana, a place Tunks calls, “a Louisiana fish house.”
American supermarket chain Giant Eagle – with stores in the Mid-Atlantic region – is supporting the Gulf seafood industry as it battles to regain its reputation and market share despite misconceptions and concerns over quality as a result of the BP oil spill in the Gulf.