BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU and Auburn University researchers say a new approach to growing oysters - in mesh bags strung between posts - could boost harvests and create jobs. The "long-line system" is used to grow oysters commercially in Australia and now it is being used at the... more »
It's been 4 months since the BP well was capped in the Gulf, but in trying to prevent the oil from coming inland, the state made a blunder that's now affecting Louisiana oysters.
It seemed like a good idea at the time-- to flush Louisiana estuaries with fresh water... more »
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - Biologist John Supan thinks he has developed what may be the holy grail for oyster lovers: a hardy breed of the delectable shellfish that stays fat enough for consumers to eat throughout the year. And unlike many oysters across the Gulf Coast, ruined by BP's... more »
One of the many local restaurants struggling after the oil spill-- Shuck's in Abbeville-stays positive amidst the hardship.
"We think we're going to be okay; I think you've to got to work harder and be smarter," says Co-owner David Bertrand.
The most popular choice at Shuck's-oysters-and the second... more »
State leaders opened a Special Shrimp Season late Wednesday night along parts of the coast. The idea is to allow shrimpers to harvest the profitable white shrimp before the oil spill has an effect.
Local shrimpers tell KATC right now, they're just trying to save their harvest, while it's... more »
Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »