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Louisiana Oystermen claim the state-mandated vessel monitoring systems installed on their boats are illegal and should be removed.

The oystermen say they are unable to disengage or power down the monitoring systems even when their vessels are not commercially taking oysters from Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries-managed and regulated public natural reefs or LDWF-designated oyster seed grounds. [email protected]

Louisiana Seafood News: The Aristocratic Louisiana Oyster

A little over two years ago Jim Gossen gave a talk to a group of Louisiana oystermen gathered on Grand Isle.  He had filled boxes with the prettiest oysters from both the east and west coast. Beausoleil oysters in one little box, and Island Creeks in another. Putting them on a table he told the group, “these oysters are three times better than yours, they must be because they are getting more than three times the price.” continued