Louisiana’s fisheries touch the people of Louisiana every day, providing food, recreation, and employment to all ages in all parts of the state. Nearly one third of all the seafood consumed in the United States comes from Louisiana. The Gulf Coast yields 69% of the shrimp and 70% of the oysters caught in the U.S. By buying and supporting Louisiana seafood through your purchases from Harlon’s LA Fish you are doing more than helping fishermen make a living. You’re supporting the people, the culture and the heritage of seafood in Louisiana.
You’re also helping spread the word about the growing threat of coastal erosion. The valuable wetlands landscape extending along Louisiana’s coast is disappearing at a rate of 25 square miles per year. The Gulf of Mexico is an integral part of our nation’s economic and ecological vitality. This region helps fuel and feed the nation by providing the largest domestic market for shrimp, oysters and many species of fishes for the nation. The Gulf of Mexico provides a critical transportation link to move our trading products worldwide. It also provides essential habitat for migrating waterfowl,
other birds, many other species such as bullfrogs, alligators, dolphins and whales.
Often shrimp, crawfish and other seafood products sold in US stores and restaurants are actually imported from other countries. Every order from Harlon’s LA Fish is traceable back to the point of origin. Through the Vendor Verified Trade Ticket program Harlon’s Louisiana product can be followed from start to finish. As a consumer or wholesaler you can make a difference. Buy Louisiana seafood and support businesses that promote the Louisiana Seafood Industry.