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Crawfish Season Prices Drop

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 16 2018

Time is now for best crawfish in New Orleans 

The long awaited and highly anticipated crawfish season is here! Many mudbug lovers in Louisiana counted down the days until they could find crawfish, but an unpredictable period of cold weather delayed the start of the crawfish season, which affected both restaurants, seafood markets, and consumers who couldn’t wait to get their crawfish fix.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

The Cultural Impact of Louisiana Seafood

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Oct 18 2017

Supporting Gulf Seafood Industry  

From Gulf shrimp, to blue crabs, to local favorites like catfish or flounder  — enjoying Louisiana seafood is a beloved part of the culture here. Consumers can pick up most anything from a neighborhood grocery store, farmers market, seafood market, or even online. Many seafood lovers may be eating even more than usual because October is National Seafood Month. But do you really know where your seafood comes from?

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry, Louisiana Seafood in Season

Supporting the Sustainable Seafood Industry

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 18 2017

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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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Louisiana Blue Crab: A Tasty Industry

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Aug 02 2017

Blue Crab Task Force Focuses on Sustainability  

Revered for their delicate, sweet flavor and cooking versatility, delectable Louisiana blue crabs have become a standard of fine dining and backyard boils alike. Louisiana blue crab account for a quarter of all crabs harvested in the United States. In late spring and early summer, seafood lovers have the added pleasure of the availability of soft shell crab —Louisiana blue crab that have outgrown and shed their hard shell. 

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Celebrating Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 10 2017

Springtime is the heart of crawfish season, and the perfect time to celebrate Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month! Join our annual crawfish festival—Pinch A Palooza—on April 23, and in the meantime learn more about the history of crawfish, our most endearing state symbol.

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Louisiana Blue Crab Ban has Crabbers, Restaurants Feeling Blue

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 02 2017

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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Topics: Deanie's Seafood Market, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Blue Crab, Louisiana Seafood Industry

History of Crawfish in Louisiana

Posted by Karen Hales on Sep 15 2016

Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact. Its annual yield of crawfish ranges from 120 to 150 million pounds, which is produced by the more than 1,000 crawfish farmers and 800 commercial fishermen who catch wild crawfish. You can Louisiana crawfish shipped to you from Deanie's online market Shopdeanies.com

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Topics: Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Consumers Favor More Seafood

Posted by Deanie's Seafood on Apr 25 2016

Fish is an appetite suppressant, health benefits of crawfish & other good news

An increasing awareness of health issues in the United Kingdom is making consumers consider more carefully what they eat and as a result, fish and shellfish could–and should–benefit from this.

It is a little-known fact that fish is an appetite suppressant. Trials have shown that eating fish stopped people feeling hungry sooner than other protein foods such as beef and chicken.

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits, Louisiana Seafood Industry

April is Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 31 2016

April is Louisiana Crawfish Awareness Month, a recognition of Louisana crawfish’s importance to the economy and culture of the state. What used to be a local ritual has spread to backyards nationally, and Louisiana’s crawfish business is now a nearly half-a-billion-dollar-a-year industry.

Louisiana crawfish accounts for 90 percent of the nation’s domestic crawfish and contributes more than $300 million in annual economic impact.

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Topics: Pinch A Palooza, Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Why is Domestic Wild-Caught Seafood Better Than Imported Farm-Raised?

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 24 2016

The Global Effects of Eating Local

For seafood lovers, there’s really nothing better than a fresh, perfectly prepared catch. From crabs, to Gulf shrimp, to crawfish, to flounder — enjoying seafood is definitely a beloved part of the culture here in Louisiana.  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 tuna or shrimp at your local store, do you really know where it comes from?

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

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