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FistFullaRoux

New Orleans & Baton Rouge Restaurants bought illegal fish

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Names of people arrested in the sting fro New Orleans area (bottom of page)

Seems to mostly be Vietnamese business people. It's stuff like this that can get ugly real quick around there.

Between Chinese crawfish and the illegal seafood, legitimate businesses are feeling the squeeze.


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I used to buy fish at Christina's all the time when they were still on Oak St (conveniently located next to the Maple Leaf Bar, a favorite dive). The old building is now part of Jacques Imo's and they have moved over to Carrollton Ave.

The fish was always VERY FRESH :laugh:

Now I know why. :shock:

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Didn't the undercover state wildlife agents have to buy the fish illegally themselves before they could sell it?

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Didn't the undercover state wildlife agents have to buy the fish illegally themselves before they could sell it?

No. It is probably illegal all the way down the chain. Likely as not it was confiscated from illegal fishing to begin with.

In Louisiana, the Wildlife guys have a list of charities that they normally donate this stuff to (game and fish both) so I guess they just used some of that.

Incidentally, if you read my bio you will see that at one point in my storied life I was a seafood buyer for a very large (the largest at that point) place in BR. You would not believe how many people tried to sell us fish out of the back of their trucks (divers mostly, vending Lemon Fish (ling, cobia) and other hard to buy commercially fish. I never did it however, as there was no real reason too and the Wildlife guys would regularly check our stock.

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My high school boyfriend was an avid fisherman and hunter in Plaqumines Parish. I often went with him. Dang, he dumped me too. But then I would be barefoot and pregnant alot.....nah....no good trade.

Oh, to have red fish, and duck again.....

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