The Great American Seafood Cook-Off, also presented by LSPMB, is the nation's most prestigious seafood competition showcasing domestic, sustainable seafood and features premiere chefs from across the nation.
The LSPMB was created in 1984 by the state of Louisiana to support their vast historical commercial fisheries industry.
Big seafood buyers in the United States are asking for certified quality control products," said LSPMB Executive Director Ewell Smith.
State Commissioner of Agriculture Bob Odom is working with the LSPMB and the Louisiana State University Food Science Department to develop criteria to justify a premium quality label for use by Louisiana shrimp suppliers.
is currently working with the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans to develop a sustainability program for the Gulf Coast, starting with Louisiana.
The time period is so strong that last year the LSPMB
created a fitness challenge surrounding Lent.
Voisin, a Houma, Louisiana resident and 7th-generation Louisiana oysterman, helped found the LSPMB
The newsroom has been a useful vehicle to inform media and others interested in significant issues affecting the Louisiana seafood industry," said Ewell Smith, LSPMB
The Great American Seafood Cook-Off is also presented by LSPMB
and is the nation's most prestigious seafood competition showcasing domestic, sustainable seafood and features premiere chefs from across the nation.
For more information about the LSPMB
and the Louisiana Seafood Cook-Off, visit www.
According to Executive Director Ewell Smith, LSPMB
sprang into action as soon as Ledet said that he missed Louisiana food and asked judge Randy Jackson, also from Louisiana, to help him out.
The Challenge was conceived to help spread the word about the many health and nutritional benefits of Louisiana seafood," said Ewell Smith, LSPMB
Executive Director "We want people to enjoy fresh Louisiana seafood because it really is one of the joys of a sensible diet.