Latest Mississippi River Delta News: Nov. 21, 2013
Will Morganza to the Gulf survive House-Senate negotiations over new water policy bill?
By Bruce Alpert, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, La.). Nov. 20, 2013.
“Senate and House members negotiating a new water resources (WRDA) legislation expressed optimism Wednesday that they’ll be able to work out differences between bills that passed the two chambers earlier this year…” (read more)
Oystermen say harvest at an all-time low (+Video)
By Monica Hernandez, WWL TV (New Orleans, La.). Nov. 19, 2013.
“What’s a Thanksgiving dinner without oyster dressing? “Oyster dressing is one of the top things that’s on our table, so consequently we have a big selection of them,” said Eddie Moreno, manager of Dorignac’s grocery store…” (read more)
‘I Remember’ New exhibit puts human face on state’s disappearing coastline
By Lindsey Yates, The Tri-Parish Times (Houma, La.). Nov. 20, 2013.
“Buddy Daisy of Dulac started working in the oyster industry in the 1960s when he was 16 years-old. His friend Earl Melancon of Thibodaux began his work as an oyster biologist 38 years ago, in the mid ‘70s, when the two met and became friends…” (read more)
LUMCON workshops aim to teach about coast’s health
By Xerxes Wilson, The Houma Courier (Houma, La.). Nov. 20, 2013.
“The Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium is reaching out to educate the public on coastal issues and its research into the effects of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill…” (read more)