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  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    February 21, 2017 12:02 PM

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO - If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline. Since 2014, restaurants have contributed nearly 2,600 tons... more »
  • Oyster season to reopen in part of Harvest Areas 3, 4

    January 29, 2017 11:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - A portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet will reopen on Tuesday. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that area, within Harvest Areas 3 and 4, opens at one-half hour before... more »
  • Louisiana to close oyster harvest in part of Calcasieu lake

    January 24, 2017 3:35 PM

    CAMERON - All oyster harvest in the West Cove portion of the Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area in Cameron Parish is closing at a half-hour after sunset Tuesday. The oyster population in the lake has been in decline for several years and state officials say the continued commercial harvest may... more »
  • Louisiana to close oyster harvest east of Mississippi River

    January 6, 2017 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is closing the oyster harvest on all public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River in St. Bernard Parish at one half-hour after sunset on Sunday. Department officials said Thursday that recent harvest pressure has depleted the limited supply... more »
  • Louisiana closes oyster harvest in Hackberry Bay

    November 18, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana wildlife and fisheries officials say all oyster harvest will close at one-half hour after sunset on Sunday on the Hackberry Bay Public Oyster Seed Reservation in Jefferson and Lafourche parishes. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the closure is necessary because recent harvest pressure... more »
  • Some SE La. oyster seed grounds added to Monday's opening

    November 11, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says some southeastern public oyster seed grounds will open a half-hour before sunrise Monday. A news release Thursday said The Lake Borgne/Mississippi Sound area will remain closed due to extensive oyster mortality and to protect a recent spat set. Drum... more »
  • Some parts of Louisiana remain off-limits for oyster harvest

    September 4, 2016 11:13 AM

    HOUMA - Louisiana remains the biggest oyster producing state in the nation, but several areas will remain off-limits to harvesting this year because of shortages. Barataria Bay is among the areas off-limits to harvesting. Steve Beck is a biologist for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. He says the... more »
  • Popular Destin eatery catches fire

    February 10, 2016 12:20 AM

    DESTIN, FL - The popular Destin restaurant AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar was damaged by a fire Tuesday night. Pictures and videos shot by onlookers showed large flames coming from the restaurant's roof. In a post on their Instagram page, owners said it "looked worse than it was with... more »
  • Restaurants donating oyster shells to protect the coast

    November 27, 2015 2:04 PM

    BURAS - Restaurant workers and oil company employees have been hard at work collecting discarded oyster shells in preparation for them to be returned to the ocean to create spawning areas for oysters. Volunteers from Shell Oil and New Orleans restaurant group Dickie Brennan & Co. earlier this month shoveled... more »
  • Auditor: Oil companies pay too little for oyster damage

    May 18, 2015 3:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Oil companies that damage the state's public oyster grounds - for example when they drill wells and lay pipelines - are not required to pay enough in compensation to the state, according to a state legislative auditor's report. This was one of several findings in a Louisiana... more »
  • 9 men cited for illegal oyster harvesting

    April 11, 2015 12:13 PM

    HOUMA - State Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents are accusing nine Terrebonne Parish men of harvesting oysters from an unapproved polluted area and taking them from a private lease without written permission. The department says agents patrolling in Hell Hole Bayou on Thursday spotted several boats harvesting oysters, seizing... more »
  • Ruffino's Restaurant: Pan Sauteed Redfish Play Video

    March 25, 2015 7:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Our March Chef of the Month, Peter Sclafani, returned to the 2une In kitchen Wednesday morning with a delicious seafood recipe: Pan Sauteed Redfish with Oyster, Artichoke and Wild Mushroom Sauce . Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon minced shallots (or minced onions) 1 tablespoon... more »
  • Oyster and drugs violations land two men in jail

    February 28, 2015 1:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two Chalmette men have been arrested for alleged oyster harvesting and drug violations in St. Bernard Parish. Louisiana wildlife and fisheries agents arrested 33-year-old Oliver Rudesill Jr. and 23-year-old Tracy Gallardo Jr. for several oyster, boating safety and drug violations after a boating safety inspection earlier this... more »
  • Saving Louisiana Oysters Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The oyster industry is still recovering from the BP oil spill The men and women who work the coast are p ushing hard to keep the jewel of Louisiana seafood viable . Oysters play a pivotal role on the coast. "For over 150 years, the... more »
  • Rising Oyster Prices Play Video

    February 17, 2015 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After nearly five years of recovery, the Louisiana Oyster still hasn't bounced back. Find out the real reason why. Thursday on WBRZ News 2 at 10. more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Outstanding Oysters Play Video

    November 14, 2014 6:40 AM

    GRAND ISLE - You may never have to eat another small, thin oysters during the summer thanks to science. State of the art oyster harvesting is underway at the Louisiana Gulf Coast Research and Demonstration farm. The effort is lead by Dr. John Supan, Director of LSU's Sea Grant... more »
  • Hot Tails: Oyster Rockefeller Burger Play Video

    October 29, 2014 7:01 AM

    NEW ROADS - From Certi-fried Onion Rings to the "Swamp Thing" and Batchelor Bread Pudding, Hot Tails Chef Owen Hohl has brought you plenty of delicious recipes as our 2une In Chef of the Month. For his final segment, he made the restaurants' Oyster Rockefeller Burger. Here's what you... more »
  • Bacon-wrapped oysters with The Saints Super Fans Play Video

    September 17, 2014 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A local restaurant shared a bacon-wrapped oyster recipe good enough for any Saints fan. JK Lockhart from Lava Cantina cooked bacon-wrapped oysters. He then fried the oysters in tempura batter and topped it off with a remoulade sauce. To make the dish, these ingredients are... more »
  • Oysters in short supply Play Video

    August 13, 2014 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The price of oysters may be going up for restaurants, but you may not pay the price difference. "The price is gradually starting to go up, they're probably about double what they were five years ago," said George Shaheen, the owner of Jones Creek Cafe. ... more »
  • Gulf oyster harvest has nose-dived since BP spill

    August 12, 2014 4:36 AM

    HOPEDALE - Oyster harvests along the Gulf Coast have declined dramatically in the four years since the BP oil spill. Even after a slight rebound last year, thousands of acres of Louisiana oyster beds are producing less than a third of what they did before the nation's worst offshore oil... more »
  • LDWF: Drugs found on oyster boat

    August 4, 2014 4:19 PM

    LAFOURCHE - State wildlife agents arrested a man last week after investigators said they found drugs on his boat. Nick A. Collins, 42, from Golden Meadow was arrested for the possesion of marijuana, possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of a firearm while in possession of... more »
  • Louisiana oyster beds recovering after storms, oil spill

    June 25, 2014 3:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Restaurants and seafood industry officials in New Orleans are recycling oyster shells in hopes of revitalizing what dealers say is a depleted Gulf of Mexico harvest. State officials said Tuesday they don't have current figures on the size of recent harvests. But dealers in New Orleans and... more »
  • Lava Cantina's Oyster Tacos Play Video

    April 7, 2014 1:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Chef Moe Sanchez and Steve Vaughn from Lava Cantina were in the kitchen for WBRZ News 2 at Noon Monday to whip up some Oyster Tacos. They also wanted to talk about the debut of their event "Trivia, Tacos and Tequila Night". The first one will... more »
  • Program launched to use oyster shells on coast

    June 5, 2013 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new program announced by the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana is aimed at helping New Orleans area restaurants recycle oyster shells. The coalition on Tuesday announced that Shell Oil Co. has provided $1 million for the program, which will collect the shells and return them to... more »

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