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The Shell Dredging Industry's Impact on Coastal Erosion (1983)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: News, Public Affairs

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-04-01

Duration: 00:07:56

Subjects: Environment | COASTAL EROSION | DREDGING | Shells | Save Our Coast | Reefs | Atchafalaya Bay (La.) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.). Center for Wetland Resources


  • George, Beth Host
  • Young, David Reporter
  • Schoffler, Harold Interviewee
  • Satathite, Bob Interviewee
  • Fontenot, Willie Interviewee
  • Adams, Rodney Interviewee


This segment from the April 1, 1983, episode of “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features a report on the debate over the impact of the shell dredging industry on coastal erosion. This report includes highlights from a tour given by the group Save Our Coast to demonstrate the almost total disappearance of the Pointe Au Fer shell reef chain in the Atchafalaya Bay. Host: Beth George