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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

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

Supporting a Sustainable Louisiana Seafood Industry

Posted by Lindsay Adler on Mar 10 2016

What is a culture of sustainability and why is it so important to support a sustainable U.S. seafood industry?  A recent TEDx talk describes sustainability as “making 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 shrimping industry in particular is being examined more closely than ever because of unsafe and harmful practices used in these imported seafood production methods. 

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Uprooted: Louisiana's rich abundance of seafood has huge economic, cultural impact on the state

Posted by Sydney Blanchard, BiteandBooze.com on Feb 25 2016

In 2010, after the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig caused 4.9 million barrels of oil to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, BP vowed to clean up the mess for which they were responsible. 

Apart from removing oil from the Gulf, BP allotted money to be used for a PR campaign that would not only clean up their image but would clear up the idea that the Gulf’s seafood was tainted by the spill.

Six years and millions of dollars later, the Louisiana Seafood Board is still working to do just that.

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Gulf Shrimp, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Making heads or tails of a Louisiana delicacy

Posted by Jeff Moore on Apr 10 2015

There’s a saying by some Texas newcomers, “I wasn’t born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could.” Well, I’m from Texas and my saying goes a bit different: “I wasn’t born a Cajun, but I married one as fast as I could.” And nothing makes me think more lovingly about my Louisiana wedding day than listening to some Wayne Toups over a big platter of boiled crawfish. 

Crawfish are just part of the Louisiana DNA. And now that they’re growing wild in one of the state’s most profitable revenue streams, people from all over the country are getting a little crawfish boil in their veins—and eating it up. Which makes the crawfish farmers, processors and distributors in Louisiana a pretty good living.

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Topics: New Orleans, Louisiana Crawfish, Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood, Louisiana Seafood Industry

Deanie's proud to support wild, sustainable domestic seafood during Louisiana Catch

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 24 2014

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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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's Seafood Market, Louisiana Seafood, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits

Sustainable practices ensure you can keep coming back for more

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 01 2014

Aug. 1, 2014--The idea of sustainability is getting more attention as restaurants and other businesses make sustainable sourcing of seafood a priority. Seafood harvested in the United States under goes a rigorous management process to ensure the seafood you eat in your home or restaurant will be available for generations to come.

Sustainability also plays a large role in our region’s economy: Louisiana’s seafood industry, not including imports, generated 30,676 jobs in the state in 2011, and Louisiana leads the Gulf states in seafood sales with nearly $1.5 billion in sales in 2011. (Source: NOAA’s Fisheries Economics of the U.S.)

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Topics: Louisiana Seafood, Sustainable Seafood

Deanie’s earns Louisiana Wild Seafood seal

Posted by Karen Hales on Apr 03 2014

NEW ORLEANS—April 3, 2014—Deanie's Seafood Restaurants and Seafood Market announces it is the first restaurant and seafood market in the Greater New Orleans region to have earned Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification, guaranteeing our customers and patrons that the seafood they enjoy is natural, sustainable and sourced from Louisiana waters.

The voluntary Louisiana Seafood Certification Program guarantees that seafood bearing the “Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood” label is caught in the Gulf of Mexico or Gulf Coast state waters by Louisiana licensed fishermen and is landed, processed, and packaged in Louisiana.

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Topics: New Orleans, Deanie's in the French Quarter, Deanie's Seafood Restaurant, Sustainable Seafood, Seafood Health Benefits

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