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April News

Delcambre Admin - Wednesday, April 10, 2013
softshell crabsThough inland waters are closed for shrimp until some time in May, shrimp and crabs are available in some locations. Many of our fishermen have crawfish, which are in season now and other fresh seafood products; check our Fresh Catch messages, or like us on Facebook for fishermen updates.

Noteworthy News:

Photographer John E. Adams is coming to Delcambre this summer as part of his photo-documentary of vanishing wooden shrimp trawlers, Evanescent Trawlers of the South. We are proud to be included in his itinerary; view his work here.

Local Gulf Crown Processors was recently featured in a Louisiana Seafood News article about improving quality, profit of Louisiana shrimp. Gulf Crown will package our new Vermilion Bay Sweet gumbo pack brand. Read the full story here.

Events: 

oystersOyster Industry Convention
The annual forum to bring the Louisiana oyster community together to discuss important issues and new technology, to make business contacts, and to socialize.
COST: $25 in advance; $50 at the door
TIME: Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 9:00 AM
LOCATION: LDWF Research Lab and Sea Grant Oyster Hatchery, 195 Ludwing Annex, Grand Isle
CONTACT: LA Sea Grant; John Supan at 985-264-3239

Delcambre Market logoDelcambre Seafood & Farmers Market
Join us for locally grown seasonal produce, seafood and artisan products. Held under the oaks of the Delcambre Shrimp Festival grounds; highlights will include:
  • Cooking demo:  Shawn's Cajun Meats Too - Delcambre
  • Band: Cajun Jam Session with Jonathan B. Melancon (accordion), Jourdan Thibodeaux (fiddle) and Mr. L.J. Bellard (guitar). 
  • Kid's activities: LSU Sea Grant exhibit, "All About Alligators" featuring a live alligator (photo op!) and kid's carnival games.
  • Food by Jim Richard with Cajun Comic Relief-on-the-Road and soft drinks sold at Market.
  • Iberia Medical Center features FREE Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings.
  • TIME: Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
    LOCATION: Shrimp Festival Grounds, 409 E. Main St., Delcambre
    COST: Free
    CONTACT: info@delcambremarket.org; 800-884-6120, ext. 6;
    Check out all our great vendors at www.facebook.com/DelcambreMarket

    DelcambreDirectSeafood.com was created by the Twin Parish Port Commission, in partnership with LSU Ag Center and Louisiana Sea Grant, as a marketplace where consumers purchase fresh, wild-caught shrimp and other seafood direct from the fishermen.

    • Twin Parish Port Commission
    • P.O. Box 101
    • Delcambre, LA 70528
    • T 800-884-6120
    • Email: info@delcambredirectseafood.com

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