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  • Mercury, PCBs prompt warning about Devil's Bayou check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 4:53 PM

    Ed. note - As is said and shown in the story, the fish in Billy Whetstone's market do not and never have come from Devil's Swamp. BATON ROUGE - Louisiana agencies say nobody should eat fish or crawfish from Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge, or swim or boat... more »
  • Fish spill closes highway Friday night

    August 7, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fish spill closed parts of Airline Highway Friday evening. The intersection of Airline and Beechwood Drive, east of Plank Road, was closed while police and the fire department worked the situation involving the fish truck. The fire department was called to clear the road of... more »
  • Dinner Lab and Slow Food Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based company that does pop-up dinners in various cities across the country. They feature up-and-coming chefs with unique ingredients prepared in a unique way. The company keeps the restaurant location a surprise until the night before the dinners to give the events... more »
  • False River improvements enter final step check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The final phase of work to improve the water quality of False River is underway. Crews are building a 16-acre island on the south end of the oxbow lake. Last fall, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders lowered the water level by nearly three feet. Then contractors built... more »
  • Tommy's Fish House: French Toast, Omelets and the Hangover Sandwich Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:36 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Tommy's Fish House in Prairieville has shown you delicious recipes all February long, including seared tuna , shrimp and grits and pepper jack crab dip as our Chef of the Month. This morning on 2une In, Kenny Carr and Chalin Delaune helped kick-start your day with the perfect... more »
  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »
  • Gray triggerfish season closes; red grouper limits

    April 30, 2014 8:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says recreational fishing for gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. Thursday and will remain closed until Jan. 1. The state is matching a closure in federal waters. NOAA Fisheries biologists said Wednesday the annual recreational catch... more »
  • State working to restore False River fishing check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2014 5:57 PM

    NEW ROADS - A council created by the state legislature is working to restore fishing in False River. Today the False River Watershed Council (FRWC) held an open house in New Roads to discuss progress to create fish habitats and plans to reduce silt in the oxbow lake. ... more »
  • Chef Kelley McCann's blackened mahi-mahi check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2014 3:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE-Chef Kelley McCann showed us how to put a blackened twist on his mahi-mahi dish. To contact Kelley, the head chef at Galatoire's, send him an e-mail. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Blackened Mahi-Mahi champagne and tomato buerre blanc, roasted corn and baby heirloom tomato relish 4 6 oz.... more »
  • Chef KD's baked tilapia check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2013 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD showed us a quick way to bake fish for your family for Tasty Tuesday. While he catches a lot of fresh fish, KD said you can also take a simple frozen tilapia filet and really dress it up. After removing the fin he... more »
  • Supplemental red snapper season likely in Gulf

    July 16, 2013 1:50 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Scientists say one of the most popular fish in the Gulf of Mexico has rebounded enough to allow a second season for red snapper this year. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meets in New Orleans on Wednesday to consider increased fishing quotas and a supplemental... more »
  • Jindal signs bill allowing donations of fish, game

    June 18, 2013 6:15 PM

    SHREVEPORT - There shouldn't be any hang-ups if hunters and fishermen want to donate their catch to nonprofits that feed the hungry. Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday signed a bill by Keithville Sen. Sherri Buffington that allows for the donations. The legislation came after state health inspectors destroyed 1,600 pounds... more »
  • Lent, seafood seasons officially begin check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2013 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today marks the start of Lent, a time when those who observe will cutting back on meat. As a result, places like Tony's Seafood are prepared with additional orders. "It's going to be busy through the whole Lenten season," said co-owner of Tony's Seafood, Bill... more »
  • LDWF patches dam break affecting La. lakes

    February 5, 2013 12:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - State fisheries workers patched a low dam meant to keep water high and fish well-stocked in central Louisiana. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said water levels in lakes Larto and Sabine will get higher once more rain comes through. Inland fisheries director Mike Wood... more »
  • Charges filed in Bogalusa paper mill spill

    December 27, 2012 11:17 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Justice Department has filed two criminal misdemeanor charges against Temple-Inland, the former owner of a paper mill in Bogalusa, for violating federal environmental laws. The charges stem from a five-day spill of pollutants from the company's paper plant into the Pearl River in August 2011. A... more »
  • Steamed mangrove snapper

    October 9, 2012 4:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD joined up for another Tasty Tuesday with a great seafood recipe. Today he steamed up the kitchen with some Mangrove Snapper and gave us some tips on how to help frozen fish maintain a fresh taste. If you'd like the full recipe, email... more »
  • Fish Cakes

    August 21, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef KD is in the kitchen with Rosa for Tasty Tuesday, with a helping of fresh-cooked fish cakes. Here's the recipe if you want to make your own. FISH CAKES 1. 1 cup of chopped seasoning finely chopped if you use store bought just... more »
  • Chef KD's Catfish Mindy

    June 26, 2012 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Today on News 2 at 4, Chief KD showed off his Catfish Mindy recipe. He said it also doesn't have to be catfish, you can use a fried or baked fish of your choice, basically whatever you caught or bought. Here's what you need to make... more »
  • Radioactive bluefin tuna crossed the Pacific to US

    May 28, 2012 3:02 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Researchers are surprised to find radiation levels this high in the bluefin tuna that are turning up along the California coast -- 10 times higher than the amount usually found in those fish. They've carried the radioactive contamination 6,000 miles from the waters near Japan's crippled nuclear... more »
  • Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

    April 19, 2012 7:34 AM

    BARATARIA BAY - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest. The scientists are unsure what's causing a small... more »
  • Study: BP oil spill hurt common La. marsh fish

    September 27, 2011 3:00 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Contrary to public perception that last summer's BP oil spill did little damage to marine life in Louisiana, a new study says a common fish in the marshes was hurt severely by the spill and now is turning up deformed and may be unable to reproduce properly.... more »
  • Clean out your freezer day

    September 25, 2011 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries asks hunters to clean out their freezers and donate frozen game to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help the needy in our community. Frozen game and fish will be accepted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the... more »
  • State OKs restart at mill blamed for fish kill

    August 29, 2011 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State environmental regulators have approved plans for operations to resume at a Bogalusa paper mill responsible for a massive fish kill in the Pearl River. The Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that it had approved Temple-Inland's request for authorization to restart operations at the mill... more »
  • Miss. Pours out reservoir water to fight fish kill

    August 17, 2011 12:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Trying to fight a huge fish kill in the Pearl River, authorities in Mississippi have temporarily increased discharges from the Ross Barnett Reservoir. The action late Tuesday by the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District was designed to increase fresh water in the river, dilute pollutants... more »
  • Authorities trying to determine cause of fish kill

    August 14, 2011 3:09 PM

    BOGALUSA, La.- Authorities are investigating what triggered a fish kill on the Pearl River near Bogalusa. Agencies from Louisiana and Mississippi are trying to find out where a dark liquid on the river came from. It appears to be from a pipeline a few miles upriver from the kill.... more »
  • Report: Red snapper in Gulf being overfished

    July 14, 2011 3:33 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Forty stocks of fish populations are subject to overfishing in U.S. waters, but progress is being made to rebuild stocks and reduce overfishing, federal officials said Thursday. The number of fish populations being fished at too high of a level at the end of 2010 was... more »
  • 4 schools get $25M for oil spill health studies

    July 7, 2011 1:56 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Studies at four Gulf Coast universities will focus on continuing fear that last year's oil spill is making people sick, especially if they eat lots of fish. All four will look at people's mental and physical health over the next five years. Three will also look... more »
  • Seafood prices higher, one year after spill

    April 20, 2011 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- One year after the oil spill, many seafood restaurants are still experiencing the effects of the Gulf disaster, but the biggest drawback is beginning to wane. Originally restaurants were worried about the perception of Gulf food, but recently more people are eating seafood without caution. "The perception... more »
  • Sushi concerns debunked in Baton Rouge

    March 23, 2011 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- As concerns of radiation levels rise in Japan, folks in the United States are beginning to raise an eyebrow at the safety of foods normally associated with the island nation, mainly sushi. "I stay away from sushi on the regular anyway, but I think I could hold... more »
  • Venice still struggling after oil spill

    February 7, 2011 4:30 PM

    VENICE-- The Venice Marina is filled with boats, but devoid of people. It's been that way since shortly after the oil spill began April 20. Business has been down 70 percent according to marina owner Bill Butler, who said it's been tough convincing fishermen to come back. "They're... more »
  • More Gulf waters open to shrimping, fishing

    October 28, 2010 4:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More waters in the Mississippi River Delta that were closed after the BP oil spill were opened today for Louisiana commercial and recreational fish and shrimp harvesters. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries today ordered that a section of waters in Placquemines Parish be immediately opened... more »
  • Hog Island closed after shrimpers pig out

    October 5, 2010 12:09 PM

    People at the Hog Island Gully Recreation Area have been such pigs that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shut it down only three weeks after it reopened. Spokeswoman Diane Borden-Billiot says people casting nets for shrimp left dead, stinking fish all over the docks, creating health and safety hazards.... more »
  • LDWF checking another fish kill in Plaquemines Parish

    September 17, 2010 4:54 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists are checking a fish kill in Plaquemines Parish. Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina says they went to Bay Joe Wise on Friday, the day the fish kill was reported. Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn said he and others found dead fish covering... more »
  • Coastal leaders plan for current phase of oil cleanup

    September 15, 2010 9:53 PM

    Oil berms and fish kills were part of the discussion at the State Capitol today. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana heard concerns about oil still hitting the shore. Plaquemines Parish released numbers for Sept. 7 through Sept. 14. 26,000 gallons of oil were recovered during... more »
  • LDWF: Latest fish kill also not tied to oil

    September 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says low tide and high temperatures caused low oxygen levels that suffocated huge numbers of fish in Plaquemines Parish. Spokeswoman Olivia Watkins said Wednesday that department biologists found the fish kill had nothing to do with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The fish... more »
  • LDWF: Dead fish tied to natural events, not oil spill

    August 24, 2010 4:33 PM

    Biologists with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say that low oxygen levels are to blame for the large amount of dead fish recently found in the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet. The LDWF confirmed today that their biologists found the kill, which affected thousands of fish, is a result... more »
  • Thousands of fish floating at MRGO

    August 23, 2010 3:27 PM

    Thousands of dead fish have been found floating at the mouth of a shipping channel that connects the Port of New Orleans with the Gulf of Mexico. St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says the fish kill was found Sunday afternoon at the mouth of the Mississippi River Gulf... more »
  • Google Earth tracks oiled fish

    August 4, 2010 6:28 PM

    An icthyologist at LSU is mapping the effect of oil on fish in the Gulf, where the fish are migrating and how oil has affected life, death and mating patterns of fish like the popular bluefin tuna. Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty has mapped online the locations and depths where fish... more »
  • Fish kill in Lake Pontchartrain

    July 10, 2010 10:59 AM

    Residents in Slidell have spotted dead fish floating ashore on Lake Pontchartrain, just days after oil from the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico was first spotted in the lake. Darrin Johnson lives in Slidell and says he has seen thousands of dead fish and crabs in the canals... more »
  • School of fish make meal out of swimmers

    July 10, 2010 10:56 AM

    MONTAUK, N.Y.- Call it Jaws light. A school of aggressive bluefish turned on swimmers at a Long Island, N.Y., beach yesterday, biting two before lifeguards evacuated the water. One person was bitten on the foot. Another suffered a hand bite. The incident happened at about 2:45 p.m. at Hither Hills... more »
  • State opens waters for "Catch & Release"

    July 7, 2010 11:47 AM

    Recreational fishermen can now fish on sate waterways that have been closed because of the BP spill, but the fish reeled in must be released. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said only finfish are affected. Shrimp, crabs or other species cannot be taken. Most Louisiana coastal waters... more »
  • Tumultuous shrimp season closes

    July 5, 2010 5:32 AM

    One of Louisiana's most troublesome spring shrimp seasons came to a close with many shrimpers getting little chance to fish because of the BP oil spill. Waters to the relatively untroubled west, and the few places east of the Mississippi River not shut down due to the Deepwater Horizon oil... more »
  • Whale sharks spotted near oil spill

    July 1, 2010 10:19 AM

    Whale sharks may be the latest casualty of the Gulf oil spill. The giant fish have been seen in heavy oil a few miles from the spewing well. Whale sharks feed by vacuuming in large amounts of water in their mouths, filtering plankton and other food. That means the... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Salmon Rouge

    June 23, 2010 6:02 AM

    Salmon Rouge (4) 8-9oz skinless salmon filets with preferred *seasoning *Tony's, Season All, Mrs. Dash 3 tablespoon oil for saute (olive, peanut, or vegetable) Herbed Pasta 4 Cups Angel Hair pasta or preferred cooked pasta (12) Peeled and deveined large shrimp 1 tablespoon olive oil for saute 1 tablespoon lemon... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Fresh Catfish with Grapefruit Buerre Blanc

    June 16, 2010 5:35 AM

    4 catfish fillets Salt & Pepper or Preferred Seasoning Flour for dusting 3 tablespoons oil Saute for 4 minutes on each side at med - medium high heat. Sauce 3 diced shallots 1 tablespoon garlic 1 ½ cups of Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice ½ cup white wine 1 Teaspoon whole... more »
  • Oil could kill entire fish species

    May 28, 2010 6:42 PM

    Oil in the Gulf has already killed an immeasurable number of fish and could wipe out entire species, according to researchers at LSU. Icthyologist Dr. Prosanta Chakrabarty believes the blue fin tuna, one of the area's most popular fish, could lose generations of its kind. That is because now... more »
  • DHH testing seafood impacted by oil

    May 14, 2010 3:32 PM

    State health experts are testing seafood taken from areas off the Louisiana Coast for a potentially dangerous carcinogen. They are testing oysters, fish and shrimp for hydrocarbons that could be caused by the oil. "We haven't got any testing results from areas impacted by the oil because we... more »
  • Charter fishing business suffers

    May 5, 2010 6:18 PM

    Charter fishing boat captains are watching their livelihoods suffocate as oil spreads across the waters of the Gulf. They say because oil has only touched a small portion of the Gulf's waters, unfounded fears are causing folks who have booked deep sea fishing tours to cancel their trips. ... more »
  • Fishermen deploy for boom work

    May 3, 2010 5:57 AM

    Fishermen in St. Bernard Parish defended their homeland in a last-ditch effort to stem the tide of oil pushing into the marshes southeast of New Orleans. At Elephant Pass, about 200 fishermen in 55 boats got to work unloading and anchoring the orange booms in waterways leading into saltwater marshes... more »
  • Unusual fish caught in Mississippi River

    April 25, 2010 6:12 PM

    A local fisherman brought this fish to WBRZ. He says his wife caught it in the Mississippi River earlier today. At first glance the fisherman thought it was shark, but it has no teeth and appears to be a bottom feeder. Amateur fish enthusiasts at WBRZ could not identify the... more »
  • $3.2M in 2nd round of Katrina fisheries relief

    February 16, 2010 8:56 AM

    Commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and charter boat operators who got help from a $27 million disaster relief program after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may be getting a second check before long. A biologist with the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that when the original program wrapped up last... more »
  • Gulf fishery council ups red snapper catch limit

    February 5, 2010 5:33 AM

    A Gulf of Mexico fisheries council says it wants to increase the amount of red snapper fishermen can catch. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to raise the annual catch limit from 5 million pounds to 6.9 million pounds. Recent red snapper studies found that the species was... more »
  • Chef of the Month - Onion Encrusted Artic Seabass

    January 20, 2010 5:12 AM

    6 oz seabass 1/2 oz diced tomato 1/4 oz mixed sliced olives 2 each basil leaves 1/2 oz julienned red onion 1/2 oz julienned cucumber 1/2 oz julienned peppers 1/4 cup fried and chopped onion ring (sub potato chips if need to) 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar... more »
  • Seafood labeling bill urged in Mississippi

    January 18, 2010 11:06 AM

    A bill that would require Mississippi restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood is being prepared for the Legislature. Sen. Tommy Moffatt, R-Gautier, said he doesn't think the Country of Origin Labeling bill will hurt the restaurant business. He said the new proposal... more »
  • LDWF wants you to eat more Asian Carp

    January 6, 2010 5:01 AM

    Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries wants you to eat lots of Asian carp - and to call them "silverfin". Inland Fisheries administrator Gary Tilyou says the state won't ever be able to eradicate bighead and silver carp, so officials hope to create a market for their meat. They can... more »
  • LSU fish expert gets grant to study aquarium fish

    November 3, 2009 7:31 AM

    A top fish specialist at the LSU Museum of Natural Sciences in Baton Rouge won a $520,000 grant to study the family tree of fish called heroine cichlids. Ichthyology Curator Prosanta Chakrabarty said the grant from the National Science Foundation will help him do a great deal of work... more »

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