Louisiana Seafood Leaders Come Together After Hurricane Ida To Pave a Path Forward

“The purpose of this task force is to help the seafood industry recover from this historically damaging storm,” said Harlon Pearce of the Gulf Seafood Foundation.  “Twenty years ago after Hurricane Katrina we formed a similar group.  Our purpose today is to replicate the success we had then.”

On Their Ends: Years of Flooding and Catastrophic Storms Have Louisiana’s Seafood Industry on the Brink

October 12, 2021 KAYLEE POCHE, Gambit

Hurricane Ida capsized boats, obliterated equipment and buildings, and left many without usable running water. It’s left one of the state’s largest industries — worth an estimated $2.4 billion — in shambles and its workers uncertain about what the future holds.

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.

Hurricane Ida Devastates Louisiana Seafood Industry, Infrastructure Completely Destroyed

Montegut fisherman Lance Nacio told Gulf Seafood News, fishermen and their families are in need of fuel and water.  “Roads are just clearing. Its bad here, really bad,” he said. “A majority of the boats made it through the storm, but the seafood communities infrastructure and homes have been severely damaged.”

Chef Tory McPhail named 2021 Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off ‘King of Kings’

June 24, 2021 KATC News

The Louisiana Seafood Board named its ‘King of Kings’ in the 2021 cook-off held Tuesday night at the Cajundome in Lafayette.