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Latest Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Stories

2013-05-14 12:26:25

Consumers Guaranteed Louisiana Gulf-Caught, Landed & Processed Seafood with Certification Seal BATON ROUGE, La., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives with the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) joined Louisiana seafood industry leaders today to announce the Vermilion Bay Sweet White Shrimp Gumbo Pack, from supplier Delcambre Direct Seafood, as one of the first products to carry the "Certified...

2012-09-01 10:22:36

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board is still assessing the damages to our fishing communities from Hurricane Isaac. We have heard from many of our industry members; some of whom have sustained little or no damage, while others received significant damage. Though it will take time for those who have sustained the heaviest damage to rebuild or restart their businesses, some fishermen have already returned to work and are...

2012-05-26 14:20:04

NEW ORLEANS, May 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chef Keith Frentz of Lola in Covington was crowned King of Louisiana Seafood today after winning the 5th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off presented by the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB). Ten chefs from across Louisiana vied for the coveted title of Louisiana Seafood King today in front of a crowd gathered at the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience's Saturday Grand Tasting. It was Frentz, assisted by his wife Chef Nealy...

2012-05-14 06:24:11

NEW ORLEANS, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) will host the fifth annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off on May 26 at the New Orleans Convention Center. The culinary contest will be held as part of the New Orleans Wine and Food Experience (NOWFE). Ten chefs from across Louisiana will compete for the coveted title of "King of Louisiana Seafood." Participating chefs include Cody Carroll of Hot Tails Louisiana Crawfish House in New...

2012-03-15 18:53:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB) sent 60 pounds of boiled crawfish to American Idol Top 11 Finalist Joshua Ledet, from Westlake, Louisiana, as a surprise on last night's live American Idol program. http://www.americanidol.com/contestants/season_11/joshua_ledet/ According to Executive Director Ewell Smith, LSPMB sprang into action as soon as Ledet said that he missed Louisiana food and asked judge Randy...

2011-09-13 21:41:00

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industries relying on seasonal temporary foreign employees are facing changes to the H-2B visa foreign worker labor policy that could be devastating to the economy. A hearing in Alexandria, Louisiana on September 23 will be held to consider a temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by an alliance of Louisiana industries which includes members of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. The seafood industry, forestry product...