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LASPECKS.COM: Shrimp Leave Marshes en Masse Overflowing Boats


LASPECKS.COM: Shrimp Leave Marshes en Masse Overflowing Boats

Nicky Alfonso, 47, has been dragging and pushing shrimp nets in the marshes around Delacroix Island, both as a deckhand and later as a captain, since he was too little too see over the steering wheel.

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Louisiana Shrimper Tales from Hurricane Isaac


Louisiana Shrimper Tales from Hurricane Isaac

Life imitates art. When Hurricane Isaac set sights on Louisiana it left two very surrealistic moments for shrimpers that even the surrealistic French artist André Breton would agree met his definition of surprise and unexpected juxtaposition.

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Louisiana Shrimp Season to Open April 18


Louisiana Shrimp Season to Open April 18

Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has announced two shrimp seasons, both to open on Monday, April 18, for a wide swath of Gulf waters along coastal Louisiana.

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Shrimper Worries About Freshwater Diversion Impacts


Shrimper Worries About Freshwater Diversion Impacts

For every action, there is a reaction. Gulf fishermen learned that lesson every day as they coped with the constant changes in the management of Gulf waters during the massive BP oil spill, and the unprecedented outflow of the freshwater diversions from the Mississippi River.

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Louisiana Shrimping Season Opens to Weak Market


Louisiana Shrimping Season Opens to Weak Market

As commercial shrimpers returned to Louisiana waters in the Gulf of Mexico for the first season since the BP oil disaster, there is concern in the state’s seafood industry over low prices, inconsistent demand and what the near future holds.

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Plenty of Shrimp, Harvest Restricted


Plenty of Shrimp, Harvest Restricted

The current tonnage of shrimp coming into Louisiana coastal ports for first sale is only one third of the 2009 harvest, sharply reduced because of precautionary closures of prime shrimp harvesting areas in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Louisiana’s Spring Shrimp Season Opening


Louisiana’s Spring Shrimp Season Opening

Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that spring shrimp season in all of Zone 1, with the exception of areas previously closed by the department, will open on Monday, May 31.

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