Sea Change Podcast Featuring Eddy Hayes
At L&A, we have a lot of reasons to be proud of our city and our state of Louisiana. Music, history, and our seafood straight from the Gulf. Seafood, and especially the shrimping industry, are a fundamental part of our state’s economy and culture. However, despite the growing demand for shrimp in the U.S., over 90% is coming from other countries and local shrimpers are unable to compete with the low price of imports or meet the large U.S. appetite for shrimp using their more sustainable wild-caught shrimping methods.
L&A Partner Eddy Hayes has represented the U.S. and Gulf South shrimp industry for the past 17 years. In the new podcast “Shrimp on the Line” from Sea Change of WWNO/WRKF, he discusses how imported shrimp have taken over the U.S. shrimp market and have led to a struggling shrimp industry in Louisiana. Listen to the podcast here to learn more about why importers are “dumping” cheap shrimp in the U.S. market, the health and environmental effects of wild-caught vs. farmed shrimp, and ways that the government, restaurants, and individuals can help turn the tide for U.S. shrimpers.