Louisiana Industries Affected by Oil Spill

The environmental impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill is certainly widespread. Environmental agencies and interest groups are already mobilizing to try to contain oil in the best way possible.

At best, they will be able to keep oil off the coast and contain the Gulf. However, the difference is likely to continue. In the worst case, the deployment of the eastern coastline will begin.

Despite the inevitable large-scale effects, the most affected area will be Louisiana. Many of Louisiana's major industries are already feeling hurt by this spill (the time of writing this month is old), and things will get worse over time.

This article will explore the industries most at risk.

Industries at risk

Shrimpers: Shrimp has been a mainstay in Louisiana since before the 1800s. They have a long and established tradition. Unfortunately, the shrimp industry was one of the first to panic. They recognized the fragility of the ecosystem surrounding their cash crops and understood that oil would be devastating. This fact has been widely recognized to the extent that the state declared an emergency shrimp season a few days after the spill, knowing that all shrimp will need to collect something to sustain themselves in the coming months and possibly even years.

Oyster farmers: Nearly 4,800 jobs in Louisiana are based around oyster farming, and now they are all at risk. Just like shrimp, oysters are grown largely through mariculture, which means farming by sea.

Other fishing projects: With the ocean being very abundant and very close, Los Angeles has become heavily dependent on all fishing industries. This includes other lesser-known projects.

Louisiana Tourism IndustriesThe tourism industry is an extensive network of travel agencies, booking networks, hotels, tour guides and more. Each piece of this complex chain will begin to suffer as more and more people avoid the oil-infested waters off the Louisiana coast. This will affect even the nearby cities if vapors begin to leak on past coasts.

Beachfront Real EstateNot only is the value of real estate off the coast of Los Angeles real estate in short-term trouble, but the entire real estate industry will have to transform and evolve depending on how long it takes to clean up and how much the environment is affected by the inherent effects.

Boat OperatorsThere are many reasons to own and operate a boat in Louisiana, be it for tours, guides, fishing or entertainment. All these owners will have to carefully monitor the damage their ships receive and minimize where and when they can actually get out on the water.

Oil industry workersIt may be easy to think of oil industry workers as the "enemy" at the moment, but they are just people trying to make a living. The sharp reaction from this incident is likely to jeopardize many oil initiatives around Los Angeles and reduce job opportunities.

Restaurants: Many restaurants in Louisiana have seafood menu. I have long relied on the resources close to the fish to keep their stocks fresh and delicious. Restaurant owners will not only suffer from shortages of inventory and high import prices, but also all individuals working in those restaurants and people working in the fish "pipeline" that keeps supply satisfying demand.


As you might imagine, the industries described here are not a comprehensive list of all who will be affected. Time alone will reveal how many individuals and industries will have to shift dramatically to survive (and their number will not survive at all).

Caribbean Cruises – Sail Commission – Part II

In part 1 of "Caribbean Cruises – Sail in Paradise", we covered the ever-increasing popularity of cruises and features of the Eastern Caribbean. Now, let's move to the other two Caribbean regions that you might want to visit.

Western Caribbean – The Diver's Dream Destination

The Western Caribbean has the most exotic adventure taste and is increasingly popular among Belize, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Jamaica and Costa Maya. Many cruise ships departing from Texas and Louisiana usually travel to this part of the Caribbean because of their proximity to these ports.

While enjoying good weather all year round, be aware that hurricanes tend to occur at the end of October to early November, so plan accordingly.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are among the best in the world and are ideal for those looking for a more active holiday with customized water activities. This part of the Caribbean is also home to many ancient Mayan temple ruins that are sure to attract any modern Indiana Jones.

The Grand Cayman is probably the most popular port of contact in the Western Caribbean and consists of three islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Brac. Being an English area should not be a problem with the language and because of its location, the Cayman Islands are usually hurricane-free making it ideal for visiting at any time.

South Caribbean – Kick back in pristine tropical beauty

Finally, we looked at the Southern Caribbean as one of the last virgin tropical paradise in the world. Aruba, Barbados, Antigua, Costa Rica, Dominica and the British Virgin Islands are the main tourist destinations in the region.

The best time to take a trip in the southern Caribbean is the death of winter and because this part of the Caribbean is somewhat unknown and less developed, it tends to be less crowded and generally less expensive. The South Caribbean attracts the most adventurous cruiser who wants to get away from the hectic crowds of the East Caribbean islands.

Temperatures in the southern Caribbean are not much different and tropical storms and hurricanes are rare making this tourist destination ideal for those who want to see unspoilt tropical beauty. Southern Caribbean is an ideal place to rest and relax in the most beautiful surroundings in the world.

No matter which part of the Caribbean you choose to sail, you can expect a first class trip and experience a vacation you always remember. Whether you are planning a shopping, snorkeling or just lounging on a secluded beach enjoying the sun, there is an area for you.

Lafayette, Louisiana

If you are moving to Lafayette Louisiana, you will surely be happy with the many exciting things you can do there. With all the charm it offers from historical sites, to the fun of children's museums, Lafayette is a great place to move the family.

First, Lafayette offers the village of Acadian, a 32-acre park. It is a recreation of a typical Cajun village from the 1800's. Acadian Village has been transformed into a community with waterways passing through it, offering many authentic 19th century homes donated by families. They are complete with historical wooden pegs and mud walls, and have been carefully moved and restored to their original state. There are some of the best examples of paintings in the art gallery, as well as a replica of the Blacksmith Shop. It's really a step back and offers some great entertainment throughout the year.

Cypress Lake may be one of the most beautiful marshes like lakes ever built. All crocodiles, turtles, birds and fish are found in this historic habitat. It is fondly called "swamp". It has a rich history and historical significance for the people of Lafayette.

Jefferson Street Market offers a unique shopping experience with its central location and 65 stores under one roof. Here you can find beautiful French antiques and fine art of regional artists, a welcome sight in the city.

With shopping malls, the Performing Arts Center as well as universities, Lafayette is a great place to spend time with everyone.

Store Camping for Family Tents: Family Camping in Part 2 Louisiana

The first camp I will mention is one close and dear to my heart. The reason is that it is in the center of Cajun Country. It is a camp called Lake Fausse Point State Park and is located about twenty miles from St. Louis. Martinville, Louisiana. The address of the park is 5400 Levee Road, St. John's. Martinville, LA. 70582. There are several ways to travel to the park, so it is recommended that you search the routes you select, which will be most suitable for your planning.

Fausse Point State Park consists of more than 6,000 acres in the Achavalaya Basin, formerly home to the Chetemacha Indians. The area was dominated by French and Akkadian farmers and fishermen. The Spanish dominated the land from 1763 to 1802, creating an area rich in cultural heritage and diversity.

The camp offers a variety of facilities including cabins, over fifty campsites, mostly with water and electricity hookups. Fees apply and can be found on the Lake Fausse Point website or on their Facebook page.

Although the reason why I prefer camping here is in fishing, there are other activities available, such as renting a boat (a variety) and a water playground from April 1st to October 31st.

I should also mention that there are historic sites to visit nearby, such as Longfellow Evangeline Oak Historical Site, Nearby Martinville. I would also be remiss if I didn't mention the area's food. Abundant seafood in the area, family outing, is not complete without the experience of Boudin, Cracklins, and if in the area in time, the world famous Couchon Au Lait.

The next campsite I would like to provide some information about its location in south central Louisiana and contact Chicot State Park near Ville Platte, Louisiana is titled 3469 Chicot Park Road, Ville Platte, LA 70586. Here I again recommend research on ways to identify, which will be more Convenient for trip planning, as there are many available.

Chicout State Park has an area of ​​six thousand acres of hills and water. Standard-size fishing for a variety of fish has been caught in its pristine waters. Wildlife, birds and waterfowl are in abundance in this park. The landscape and wildlife is a perfect postcard image.

Some of the facilities offered are luxury cabins, hostels and even a group camp. It also has 198 campsites available with water and electricity hookup. Primitive camping sites are also available. It can be sneaked into or rowed into it and consists only of a seat and a fire ring. The southern camp is located near the entrance and is my favorite place when camping in tents. Camp reservation and prices are available on the Chicot State Park website or Facebook page.

I like to go camping and fishing in this camp. I find that he has a laid-back attitude. It is also just an hour from Marksville, LA (Paragon Casino), and only thirty minutes from Freds Bar in Mamou, LA, two of my favorite places. If you know anything about Louisiana, you know what I mean !!

So next time, happy paths are coming up and creating some family memories.