Louisiana’s Struggling Seafood Industry Teetering After Ida

September 24, 2021 JAY REEVES, Associated Press

Louisiana’s oyster farmers, crabbers, shrimpers and anglers are nothing if not adaptable, producing millions of pounds of seafood annually, often in water that was dry land a generation ago. They’ve fought off a devastating oil spill, floods, changing markets and endless hurricanes just to stay in business.

SEPC Sends Truckload of Water to Aid in Hurricane Ida Disaster Relief

September 21, 2021 Southeast Produce Council

As part of their SEPC Cares initiative, the Southeast Produce Council is proud to partner with the Society of St. Andrew and Publix Super Markets to deliver a straight load of drinking water in response to the devastation left by Hurricane Ida. SEPC is reaching out to members in hopes that they are willing to join the rest of the SEPC family by making a contribution to this cause.

PMA Unable to Put on Fresh Summit 2021 Due to Hurricane Ida

September 20, 2021 PMA

Produce Marketing Association (PMA)  has decided it will be unable to put on Fresh Summit 2021 scheduled for October 28-30 in New Orleans, Louisiana, due to the impacts of Hurricane Ida and Tropical Storm Nicholas.

For Fisherman It’s All About Ice; As Well As Food, Water, Shelter and Fuel

September 10, 2021 Ed Lallo, Gulf Seafood News

Hurricane Ida struck the heart of Louisiana’s seafood industry as a Category 4 hurricane, wiping out homes, boats, trucks, plants and icehouses. Oyster farmers on Grand Isle lost their entire crop, processing plants from Grand Isle to Dulac lay in ruin and almost 30% of the shrimping fleet in Golden Meadow lay useless at the start of current shrimp season.

Chiquita Donates More than Ten Tons of Food and Supplies to Support Honduras and Guatemala Communities Devastated by Hurricanes

April 20, 2021 Chiquita

As Central America continues to feel the devastating aftermath of Hurricanes Eta and Iota, Chiquita is extending its relief work in Honduras and Guatemala, an area that has been the source of Chiquita’s yellow bananas for more than a century.