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Vietnamese Shrimpers (1985)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-01

Duration: 00:09:03

Subjects: SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Shrimp fisheries | Shrimpers (Persons) | Vietnamese Americans


  • Johnson, Ken Host
  • Duet, Livingston Interviewee
  • Estay, Wayne Interviewee
  • Richoux, Irving Interviewee
  • Dnguyen, Hoa Interviewee


This segment from the November 1, 1985, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Ken Johnson’s report on the changing shrimp industry in Louisiana due to an influx of Vietnamese refugees in coastal communities becoming shrimpers. Johnson reports that a rapid increase in the number of shrimp boats in Louisiana has caused shrimp prices to go down. He interviews: Livingston Duet, a retiring shrimper; Wayne Estay, seafood dealer; Irving Richoux, shrimper; and Hoa Dnguyen, Vietnamese refugee and shrimper.