Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) is a voluntary educational program, which began in early August for members of the commercial seafood community. The program is a collaboration of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU (Sea Grant), which was established with the goal of improving the economic success of Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry. Read More
The Delcambre Shrimp Festival may have come and gone, but the community of Delcambre is still talking about the amazing pallet-pleasing entries in this year’s annual Shrimp Cook-Off. And with Delcambre’s own local brand of Vermilion Bay Sweet’s fresh, wild-caught shrimp being utilized in one of the top three winning dishes, marketing for the brand keeps getting bigger and more recognized by both local residents and visitors alike. Read More
The National Association of Counties (NACo) holds its annual conference in July, and this year New Orleans was proud to have been selected as its official host city. For those unfamiliar with the organization, NACo helps promote public policies, fosters county solutions and innovation, promotes intergovernmental and public-private collaboration, and provides value-added services to local communities. NACo has encouraged counties across the country to actively promote county government programs and services and help raise public awareness and understanding about the roles and responsibilities of county government.
As people depend on their local communities to provide services that build, maintain and protect their homes, schools and neighborhoods, NACo assists in supporting this mission by providing county leaders and staff with an opportunity to vote on its policies related to federal legislation and regulation, network with colleagues, learn about innovative county programs, find out about issues impacting counties across the country, and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors.
This year, Delcambre’s own Tammy Gordon, Twin Parish Port Commission, Community Relations Director, is representing the Delcambre community to promote Delcambre Direct Seafood, Vermilion Bay Sweet and the Port's redevelopment projects. Furthermore, during this year’s conference, Vermilion Bay Shrimp will be served to attendees and exhibitors alike, with the intent to promote the brand and bring more recognition to our wonderful community. The successes of the Port’s redevelopment projects and seafood industry are in large part due to marketing and promotional events, so attending conferences such as NACo are an important benefit to our community. We are appreciative of Tammy’s work with the Port and would like to thank her for her contribution to this year’s NACo event and wish her success in disseminating information about our local community and seafood industry.
Louisiana seafood ranked 10th in the U.S. in terms of total economic impact generated from seafood sales in 2011. The new economic impact report issued by the National Marine Fisheries found that Louisiana fisheries caught 1.3 billion pounds of seafood in 2011. Read More