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It is time for the nation to embrace more Gulf shrimp, New York Times notes

August 14, 2014

It is time for "a nation shrimp intervention" to help shrimp lovers embrace local Gulf of Mexico shrimp instead of its cheaper and easier to find Asian brethren, according to a recent New York Times article.

New Rule – Major Step Forward for Louisiana Recovery, Says Senator

August 14, 2014

Vitter has been urging the Obama Administration to move forward with the RESTORE Act in a fair and transparent manner, ensuring that Louisiana who was hardest hit by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill is compensated appropriately. Vitter had also…

$800M pledged for Gulf Coast restoration fund

August 14, 2014

The Department of Treasury has completed a final rule under legislation that will free funding for environmental restoration.

Work begins on cofferdam for permanent closure, pump station on 17th Street Canal

August 14, 2014

A front-end loader dumped buckets full of sand into the mouth of the 17th Street Canal on Wednesday, the first step in building a huge cofferdam for the construction of a permanent canal closure and pump station building to protect…

Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes to share 20 percent of initial Restore Act money

August 14, 2014

Louisiana and 20 coastal parishes will share 20 percent of the the first two baskets of BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill fine money to be distributed among Gulf Coast states under the federal Restore Act, according to new rules issued…

Wax Lake Delta Tour Showcases New Land

August 13, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I traveled down the Atchafalaya River’s Wax Lake Outlet on a boat tour attended by state officials, coastal restoration advocates and media personnel. The outlet, constructed in 1941 to reduce flood stages at Morgan City, has…

Follow Along With The Coastal Desk’s ‘Vanishing Coast’ Tour Of Chauvin

August 11, 2014

WWNO’s Coastal Desk is heading to Chauvin, Louisiana to visit some sites that are in danger of being washed out by coastal erosion and sea level rise. After visiting the working coast camp in Houma last month, Laine Kaplan-Levenson learned…

Migratory bird program is popular with Louisiana farmers

August 10, 2014

Four years ago, as oil continued to spew into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, state and federal biologists started making plans to help the future of wildlife in Louisiana wetlands.

Corps awards $65.8 million contract for floodwall gate in Plaquemines

August 7, 2014

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $65.8 million contract for a new floodgate in Plaquemines Parish. It will be built to protect against storm surge created by a hurricane with a 2-percent chance of occurring each year.

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission sets upcoming Louisiana oyster seasons

August 7, 2014

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Thursday set the 2014-2015 Louisiana public oyster seasons based on the annual oyster stock assessment provided by state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and comments received from members of the public, including…

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