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Louisiana's Oyster Industry (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-01

Duration: 00:09:58

Subjects: OYSTER INDUSTRY | SEAFOOD INDUSTRY | Louisiana. Department of Health and Human Resources | Public health | Environment | Water pollution | Sewage


  • George, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Braud, Sarah Interviewee
  • Voisin, Mike Interviewee
  • Givens, Dale Interviewee
  • Levron, Al Interviewee


This segment from the April 1, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the state of Louisiana’s oyster industry after the Department of Health and Human Services closed almost 80% of the state’s oyster beds due to the bacterial contamination of the surrounding waters. This report also touches on the need for local governments to improve their sewage systems in order to avoid the pollution of waterways. Host: Beth George