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America Loves Louisiana Seafood

o America loves Louisiana Seafood HERE IN LOUISIANA, WE LOVE OUR SEAFOOD. IT TURNS OUT, SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE! CHECK OUT THESE FACTS THAT PROVE THAT THE WORLD IS OUR OYSTER! provides Louisiana 25% of the country's 1.4% Space Seafood Louisiana But only occupies. Fishermen Catch.. 42% Eaten in the US! 26% 90% Crabs Louisiana harvests. about 50 million lbs of blue crab per year including 100,000 (bs. of- soft shells. x100, 00, That's;enough soft shells to make 400,000 po' boys! Louisiana's crab industry is the,only fishery in the Gulf Coast to obtain the coueted Marine Stewardship Council's sustainable seal of approual! Shrimp Each year, Löuisiana- shrimpers catch 100 million lbs of shrimp, enough to wrap around the Superdome 94,839 times! And yes, those shrimp would still beat the Falcons. Crawfish groduce 90% Consume We produce a spicy 90% of the nation's crawfish, but we keep 70% of it in our own backyards. 70% Alligator Louisiana haruests 313,000-gators a ýear. Laid head to tail, they'd reach the length of the Mississippi river 4 times! The alligator inðustry employs over. balf as many workers as the NOT:D! 2,320 miles. But, how does it all taste? In a blind taste test of oysters harvested in the US, consumers chose Louisiana oysters 85% of the time. The Seafood Industry also supports our economy with: 26, 403 Jobs $1.3 $484 Personal mil." Income Revenue bil. So pinch, shuck, and peel to your heart's content. Why? Because Louisiana Seafood tastes so good and helps keep our state awesome! LIFE Looking for more stats, stories, and general greatness about Louisiana? Check out for the latest! Sources: http://doa.louisiana.gou/about_economy.htm gulf-mexico-1393.html impact Created by Red Beans dnd Life & Eric Knoepfler

America Loves Louisiana Seafood

shared by ericknoepfler on Aug 02
Louisiana's biggest economic impact is also quite delicious.


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