Latest news: May 14, 2012

River charts new course
By Amy Wold, The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.). May 14, 2012.
“Scientists saw something new happen to the lower Mississippi River on Mardi Gras Day — the birth of a new Mississippi River pass…” (Read more)

Bill would prohibit change for shrimpers
By Nikki Buskey, The Houma (La.) Courier. May 11, 2012.
“An amendment that would prohibit federal money from being used to require Turtle Excluder Devices on shrimp trawls passed the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday…” (Read more)

Program helps fishermen market their catch
By Alan Matherne, LSU Ag Center. May 11, 2012.
“The spring brown shrimp season has begun. Many people are looking to buy fresh shrimp directly from shrimpers or the docks. And local shrimpers are looking to get just a little more money for their larger, premium-quality shrimp by selling directly to those people…” (Read more)