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  • Mississippi seafood dealer sentenced to federal prison

    July 25, 2017 9:44 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Mississippi seafood dealer is heading to federal prison for illegal fish sales. A federal judge Tuesday sentenced Lonnie M. Ray of Bay St. Louis to serve 25 months in prison and another three years on supervised release. The Sun Herald reports Ray... more »
  • BRPD: Burglar steals $1000 in fresh seafood from restaurant

    May 13, 2017 6:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was was arrested Saturday after he broke into a restaurant and stole $1000 in seafood. Police say the break-in occurred at the Seafood Source of Louisiana on Beaumont Drive around 9:40 p.m. Friday night. According to BRPD, 47-year-old Jospeh Peters was arrested after he... more »
  • Bumble Bee Foods fined $25 million, admits price fixing

    May 8, 2017 5:26 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The popular tuna-canning company Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices. The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that the San Diego based company will plead guilty to one felony count of price... more »
  • Tony's Seafood a hot spot for Good Friday crawfish Play Video

    April 14, 2017 6:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Tony's Seafood and Deli in Baton Rouge is a popular spot for seafood lovers, offering a large selection of fish, but on Good Friday, it's all about the crawfish. Store owner Bill Pizzolato says he begins preparing for Good Friday long beforehand. "We started at... more »
  • State wants applicants for its annual seafood cook-off

    April 1, 2017 12:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is looking for its best seafood chefs. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board are inviting chefs from across the state to apply to participate in the 10th annual Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off. The event will be held June 20 in Lafayette,... more »
  • WBRZ Crawfish Index: boiled price per pound plateau at $3.98

    March 23, 2017 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The price for a pound of boiled crawfish remained flat this week, keeping the same average price from last week. According to the WBRZ Crawfish Price Index, the average price will still remain just under the $4 mark. All 10 locations surveyed kept their prices at... more »
  • Yoga pants, cozy clothes may be key source of sea pollution

    March 15, 2017 11:24 AM

    KEY LARGO - Gulf Coast researchers say comfortable clothes are emerging as a source of plastic that's increasingly ending up in the oceans and potentially contaminating seafood. The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is launching a two-year study of microscopic plastics in the waters from south Texas to the Florida Keys.... more »
  • WBRZ Crawfish Index: boiled price per pound starts at $4.28 Play Video

    March 2, 2017 10:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With Mardi Gras revelry all over, today marks the first Friday of Lent. Hundreds of residents across south Louisiana and Baton Rouge will choose start pinching crawfish tails this weekend. Friday, WBRZ launched its first Crawfish Price Index to track the average price for a pound... more »
  • US issuing new rules to curb illegal fishing, seafood fraud

    December 31, 2016 12:56 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - The Obama administration is issuing new rules it says will crack down on illegal fishing and seafood fraud. The new protections are called the Seafood Import Monitoring Program. They are designed to stop illegally fished and misidentified seafood from getting into stores and restaurants in the U.S.... more »
  • State health officials issue warning on Calcasieu fish

    November 17, 2016 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and environmental officials are warning against eating catfish and crab fat from parts of Bayou D'Inde and the Calcasieu Ship Channel in southwestern Louisiana. The same warning, issued Thursday, also suggests limiting consumption of other fish and shellfish from those areas to two meals per... more »
  • Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

    October 26, 2016 2:56 PM

    PORTLAND - The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic Wednesday along with its annual Fisheries of the United States report. It says per capita consumption of... more »
  • La. seafood industry told to think beyond daily catch

    July 28, 2016 9:57 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Leather made of tuna skin. Canned seafood marketed to tourists as souvenirs. Dried shrimp shells sold as a soup seasoning or used to extract chitin, a protein that has various agricultural, industrial and medical uses. Those were a few potential revenue generators for Louisiana's seafood industry... more »
  • Chef of the Month: SHUCKS! Crab cakes Play Video

    April 20, 2016 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - SHUCKS! is back on 2une In with a delicious crab cake recipe this morning. Chef Joey Faciane showed the 2une In crew how to make crab cakes. SHUCKS! Crab cakes 2# Lump (White) crabmeat 1# Claw (Brown) crabmeat 1 cup diced yellow onion 1/2... more »
  • Galatoire's Bistro: Chilean sea bass Play Video

    February 16, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Executive Chef of Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge Kelley McCann joined us on the set of News 2 at 4 Tuesday with a fish dish that isn't your regular toss in the pan affair. Check out the video above to see McCann's unique spin on seafood... more »
  • Feds: New traceability rules would cut down illegal seafood

    February 13, 2016 3:10 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - Federal authorities want feedback from the public about new rules they hope will take a bite out of the illegal fishing imports that jeopardize the country's multibillion-dollar commercial fishing industry. A national council proposed the rules this month. They would create a new system to collect data... 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 »
  • First-ever federal rules for offshore fish farming issued

    January 11, 2016 7:03 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The first-ever federal regulations for large-scale fish farming in the ocean have been issued, opening a new frontier in the harvesting of popular seafood species such as red drum, tuna and red snapper. The new rules allow the farming of fish in federal waters of the... more »
  • Shrimpers decry low prices, damage caused by shrimp imports

    August 12, 2015 3:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dozens of Louisiana shrimpers - ranging from Vietnamese-Americans to Cajun fishermen - rallied Wednesday in downtown New Orleans to bewail low prices, farm-raised shrimp imports and other woes in their industry. Shrimpers spoke out at a meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, a... more »
  • Shrimp prices plummet in 2015

    May 26, 2015 9:36 AM

    DULAC- After a few years of steady prices, Louisiana shrimpers are watching the prices for their catches plummet this season. Nicholas Rodrigue, a shrimper from Dulac says last year he was getting $2 a pound. This year the price has dropped to 55 cents. Shrimp season for waters within three... more »
  • App would let seafood buyers meet their fisherman

    May 25, 2015 2:33 PM

    PORTLAND, Maine - A group of scientists and fishermen in Maine is working on a new tool they say will allow seafood consumers to learn the backstory of a piece of fish by scanning a code at the supermarket. Gulf of Maine Research Institute and Maine Coast Fishermen's Association are... more »
  • Shrimpers upset over mislabeled seafood Play Video

    May 8, 2015 6:08 PM

    DELCAMBRE - People in the Louisiana shrimp industry are upset after a Texas seafood company admitted to mislabeling 35,000 pounds of Mexican shrimp as wild-caught American shrimp. Delcambre, a town 20 miles south of Lafayette, was once known as the shrimp capital of the world. The town's currently trying... more »
  • Bistro Byronz: Grilled mahi with dijon cream Play Video

    April 8, 2015 7:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Lent is officially over, so today Chef John Lundin returned to the 2une In Kitchen to cook some delicious grilled mahi with dijon cream. It's the perfect dish to cook for your significant other...or if you're just craving some seafood. Bistro Byronz: Grilled Mahi with Dijon Cream... more »
  • Restaurants stocked up ahead of first Friday of Lent Play Video

    February 20, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the first Friday of Lent, and restaurants throughout the area were prepped and stocked up on seafood to meet the insatiable demand. Boiled, sautéed or fried to perfection, it's a top choice for those forgoing meet due to observance of the Catholic institution of Lent.... more »
  • Beloved restaurant closes doors for good Play Video

    February 1, 2015 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It was a bittersweet day as Val's Marina closed it doors for good Saturday after the land was bought out by Livingston Parish to help ease flood insurance rates. It's been open for nearly 60 years in Maurepas, and the restaurant is known for its tasty... more »
  • State reopens Gulf waters affected by oil spill

    December 15, 2014 6:55 AM

    GRAND ISLE - Commercial fishermen are once again harvesting Gulf seafood off the coasts of Elmer's and Grand Terre islands, an area that's been closed due to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reopened state waters surrounding the islands, some of the areas... more »
  • California crawfish fill demand during fall months Play Video

    September 17, 2014 3:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Crawfish season usually ends around July, but one Denham Springs seafood market has found a way to sell crawfish in the fall. Ron's Seafood on South Range Avenue gets live sacks of crawfish flown in from California in September to meet the demand for mud bugs.... 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 »

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