Politics catching up with Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board

BATON ROUGE – Last week saw Ewell Smith resign as executive director of the  Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board after 13 years of service. And despite the lengthy reign, it was really only the last two years  that did him in, thanks in large part to coastal lawmakers.  The board  was once a sleepy quasi-government organization, but that all changed when BP  gave it $30 million to help the seafood industry recover from the 2010 oil  spill. [email protected] 20:26