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Crawfish Industry (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In

Details

Collection:LPB

Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana, Eunice, Acadia Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-04-07

Duration: 00:07:43

Subjects: Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995 | Crawfish farming | Crawfish industry | Agriculture | Louisiana. Legislature

Contributors:

  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Johnson, Roy Interviewee
  • Guillory, Dexter Interviewee
  • Brinkhaus, Armand Speaker

Description

This segment from the April 7, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the state of the crawfish industry in Louisiana. Her report focuses on the concerns about imported crawfish from China driving down the price of the crawfish produced in Louisiana. She interviews Roy Johnson of the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry and Dexter Guillory, a crawfish farmer and processor in Eunice. Her report also includes highlights of State Senator Armand Brinkhaus presenting his bill on the Senate floor during the 1995 Legislative Session requiring restaurants to list imported crawfish on their menus. Host: Robert Collins