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Seafood Industry Struggles (2019)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-09-27

Duration: 00:04:25

Subjects: SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | FLOODS | Oyster fisheries | Shrimp fisheries | Crab fisheries


  • Moreau, Andre Host
  • Woods, Virnado Editor
  • Francis, Ryan Interviewee
  • Banks, Patrick Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 2019, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Andre Moreau’s report on the state’s struggling seafood industry, especially oysters, crabs, and shrimp, due to record flooding earlier in the year. Moreau reports that the United States Department of Commerce approved Governor John Bel Edwards’ request for a federal fisheries disaster declaration. He interviews Ryan Francis, the manager of Heads and Tails Market and Restaurant in Baton Rouge, and Patrick Banks of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.