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Tiger Shrimp (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-06

Duration: 00:06:43

Subjects: Invasive species | SHRIMP INDUSTRY


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Crews, Keith Photographer
  • Cooper, Acy Interviewee
  • Bourgeois, Rob Interviewee
  • Massimi, Michael Interviewee


This segment from the September 6, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on Asian Tiger Shrimp, an invasive species that has been spotted in the Gulf of Mexico since 2007. He reports that shrimpers and researchers are concerned that the tiger shrimp will out compete the native white and brown shrimp for resources and possibly transmit diseases. Whinham interviews: Acy Cooper, Jr., a commercial fisherman in Venice, Louisiana; Robert Bourgeois, a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF); and Michael Massimi, an invasive species coordinator with the Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program (BTNEP). Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford