October is National Seafood Month, best for Gulf shrimp, oysters, crab
For those looking for the best time of year to enjoy delicious domestic seafood, National Seafood Month officially takes place during October. Congress made this distinction 30 years ago to recognize one of America’s oldest industries.
If you are planning to enjoy some of the best seafood from restaurants and markets this month, make sure you are getting the best quality.
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Why Eat Domestic Louisiana Seafood?
What is sustainable seafood and why is it so important to support a sustainable U.S. seafood industry? As consumers, we can make deliberate decisions to prevent further breaking of our oceans' boundaries. Consumer demand for specific types of seafood like shrimp haven't always been supplied in perfect symmetry by our waters, so the need for farmed and foreign products arose. But the imported seafood industry is being examined more closely than ever because of unsafe and harmful practices used commonly in their production methods.
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Enjoy Shrimp Season and Eat Local
For seafood lovers, there’s really nothing better than a fresh, perfectly prepared catch. From Gulf shrimp, to crabs, to flounder — enjoying Louisiana seafood is definitely a beloved part of the culture here. Consumers have a lot of options when they shop for seafood these days. You can pick up most anything from your neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, seafood market, or even online. But when you pick up that shrimp at your local store, do you really know where it comes from?
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Easy Shrimp Recipes highlight Gulf Shrimp in Season
During the summer months, one of our favorite local seafoods to enjoy are deliciously fresh Gulf Shrimp. With the 2017 Louisiana spring shrimp season opening just last week, they’re both readily available and at the peak of freshness and flavor. Look for the “Wild Louisiana Seafood” stamp to ensure you are experiencing the best-tasting wild-caught seafood in the world.
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Deanie’s is serving gulf crab through temporary season closure
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has instituted a 30-day ban on commercial crabbing due to a decline in the Louisiana blue crab population from overfishing. A year-round ban also began Jan. 1 on commercial harvest of immature female blue crabs, except for those being held for processing of soft shell crabs.
The 30-day ban on commercial crabbing in Louisiana waters runs from Feb. 20 to March 22 and will be imposed annually for three years, ending in 2019.
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Deanie’s Seafood Restaurants are proud to support wild, sustainable domestic seafood and the Louisiana fishing industry. As a participant of the Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program (LWSCP), Deanie’s was invited to take part in “Catch Louisiana,” featuring New York Times journalist and James Beard award-winning author Paul Greenberg, an event discussing issues of seafood sustainability. Catch Louisiana showcased Greenberg’s best-selling book on sustainable U.S. seafood, “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.”
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