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Future of Oyster Industry (2017)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-05-26

Duration: 00:05:59

Subjects: SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | OYSTER INDUSTRY | BP Deepwater Horizon Explosion and Oil Spill, 2010 | COASTAL RESTORATION


  • Spires, Kelly Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Beck, Steve Interviewee
  • Tesvich, John Interviewee


This segment from the May 26, 2017, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features producer Dorothy Kendrick’s report on the future of the oyster industry near Breton Sound. It covers: the impact of the BP Oil Spill on the oyster population; oyster restoration efforts; and concerns about the impact of future coastal restoration projects on the salinity levels of the water. It includes interviews with Steve Beck of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and John Tesvich of the Louisiana Oyster Task Force. Host: Kelly Spires