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Grand Bayou Sustainable Fisheries

As global fisheries decline, GBSF will solve aquaculture's problems, producing wild, pure and sustainable seafood while rebuilding wetlands.

  • Stage Concept Only
  • Industry Other
  • Location New Orleans, LA, USA
  • Currency USD

Company Summary

GBSF will develop sustainable aquaculture in Delta wetlands. We will raise aquatic species with nutrients drawn by siphon from the river. We will deliver the highest quality "wild-caught" seafood while providing jobs for local fishermen and fish industry workers and rebuilding the wetlands with the river's silt. As nursery to most species and buffer against storm surge, the future of the Delta and New Orleans depends upon restoring the wetlands.


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    Randy Fertel

    Randy Fertel, a former college professor of English and a philanthropist who heads both the Ruth U. Fertel Foundation (which brought the Edible Schoolyard to New Orleans) and the Fertel Foundation (a GNOF supporting organization). The son of Ruth's Chris founder Ruth Fertel who had family roots in Plaquemines that date to the early 18th century, he managed the flagship restaurant and served as the restaurant's director of marketing.

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    Foster Creppell

    Owner of Woodland Plantation a Plaquemines Parish stakeholder and an avid environmentalist and fish advocate, Foster Creppell's roots are in the delta. His ancestors are Native American, French and Irish from Lafouche, Terrebone, Jefferson and Orleans Parish. He received a BS degree from LSU in 83 and has successfully built two business' in completely different fields during his carreer. The relationship between the river and its delta is his pas

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    Rachel Houge

    Rachel Houge, a subject matter expert for water research with the Environmental Protection Agency who holds a Master’s of Science from Johns Hopkins in Environmental Science with a focus on watershed management.