Several Gulf Coast seafood restaurants have filed a class action lawsuit against BP for the damage caused by the oil spill following the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. New Orleans attorney Stephen Herman filed the suit on behalf…

You expect to get exactly what you order at a restaurant, but DNA testing shows when it comes to seafood, that doesn’t always happen. We went undercover to investigate whether restaurants along the Grand Strand that claim to be offering…

Louisiana’s charter fishermen are slamming US media coverage of the Gulf oil spill for doing more damage to the tourism industry than the slick itself, with livelihoods at risk. “Before the spill, I had three days open this month. Now…

Margie Scheuermann, who has lived here for 78 years, went over her list as she waited in line Tuesday to buy local seafood at the Crescent City Farmers Market: a pair of soft-shell crabs, a pound of lump crab meat…

Seafood restaurants like Houston’s top-ranked Reef are bracing for price increases to cope with the Gulf Coast oil spill that threatens 25 percent of the U.S. fresh fish haul. The leak, gushing about 5,000 barrels a day, has shut fishing…

As the massive oil spill threatens the Gulf Coast’s fishing industry, Palm Beach County restaurant owners are bracing for higher seafood prices. “If restaurants aren’t able to get their supply from that area, it’s going to drive prices up for…

As oil continued to leak uncontrollably into the Gulf of Mexico and toward the coast Saturday, the fishing industry in the region was trying to forestall another perilous flow — of fear and misinformation. “I just got off the phone…

Al Sunseri can get oysters shipped from the Pacific Northwest, the mid-Atlantic coast or the Northeast if he needs to, but the customers of his family-owned oyster business in the French Quarter — mostly New Orleans restaurateurs — have palates…

It didn’t take long for shrimp fisher Kevin Drury to smell danger. He had just got out of bed Thursday morning when he detected the reek. “Oil,” said the shrimper from the Mississippi River Delta on the coast of Louisiana,…

They are a big hit either sizzling over an open flame or shucked raw.  More than 10,000 oysters are served every week at the Half Shell Oyster House in downtown Gulfport. “We like to buy locally as much as possible,…

The postcard Florida experience: sun, fun and plenty of local seafood. It was the latter that brought Gary and Vicki Haller from Kansas to Wahoo’s here last week, with its waterfront views, toucan colors and promise of fresh food “from…

The Japanese fishing industry landed a big win last week when it persuaded other maritime nations to nix a trading ban on Atlantic bluefin tuna. The fish is so prized in Japan that it’s dubbed “true” tuna. But at home,…

When Robert Klein opened Fish Grill in 1986, sourcing of his seafood products stood as a top priority—even if the “sustainable seafood” term had yet to wiggle into the quick-serve industry’s lexicon. “To me, it was all about quality,” says…