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WWNO Coastal Desk Hosts 'Seafood Summit' Monday, April 13 At Southern Food & Beverage Museum


Five years after the BP spill, a look at the state of our local seafood industry from those who catch, study, sell and serve it.

Where: Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, Louisiana

When: Monday, April 13th, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Arrive early to tour the museum before the discussion.)

Louisiana’s seafood industry has worked hard to rebuild and maintain its reputation since the BP oil spill of 2010. Fishermen back up the industry’s claims that local seafood is safe, but now they struggle to meet demand. The reasons are contested.

WWNO Coastal Desk Producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson and News Director Eve Troeh will co-host and moderate a discussion about the current state of gulf seafood with a group of diverse stakeholders: a fisherman, fisheries manager, oyster business owner and restaurant supplier.


Twyla Harrington Cheatwood - Fisheries Agent, National Wildlife Federation, Vanishing Paradise

Tony Goutierrez - Commercial Fisherman from Hopedale, Louisiana

Sal Sunseri - Co-owner of P+J Oyster Company and member of the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board.

Michael Ketchum - Director for National Retail Sales at the New Orleans Fish House, a restaurant supplier and retail wholesaler

Free and open to the public.

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