Louisiana State University

LSU Science Café: Asian-Cajuns and the Story of America's Favorite Seafood

Louisiana shrimp constitute the American gold standard of raw seafood excellence. However, Louisiana’s shrimping industry’s historic and enduring connection to the Pacific Rim is not widely known. For example, as early as 1870, the Chinese community built shrimp-drying operations in Louisiana’s wetlands and exported dried shrimp to Asia through the port of San Francisco. Louisiana continues to export dried shrimp to Asian markets domestically and internationally today. Additionally, since 2000, Louisiana’s Vietnamese community has increasingly led Louisiana’s fresh shrimp harvest. Join Dr. Don Davis to learn more about Louisiana’s shrimping industry and community.

Join us for a hybrid live and online LSU Science Café with a faculty researcher.

About the Speaker

Dr. Donald W. Davis has been involved for more than 50 years in coastal-related research on the wide array of renewable and nonrenewable resources vital to the use of the wetlands. His work has appeared in numerous journals including “Annals of the American Association of Geographers,” “Shore & Beach,” “Journal of Soil and Water Conservation,” “Louisiana Conservationists” and “Louisiana History.” He is coauthor of “Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou” and “Ain't There No More: Louisiana's Disappearing Coastal Plain,” both published by University Press of Mississippi, and author of “Washed Away? The Invisible Peoples of Louisiana’s Wetlands.” Dr. Davis is an LSU professor emeritus and Louisiana Sea Grant scholar.

LSU Science Café is presented in partnership with WRKF.

Registration & Attendance Information

The event is open to the public and advance registration through Eventbrite is recommended.

If you are attending in-person, please print your registration ticket or have it available on your electronic device upon arrival. Doors open at 5:00 PM. Event begins at 6:00 PM.

If you are attending virtually, access to the live event will be available through Facebook Live. Your Eventbrite registration confirmation email will provide the information that you need, followed by reminder emails prior to the event. A Facebook account is not required to view the event live. Please check your "clutter" or "junk" box if you do not receive your email reminders.

The event broadcast will be closed captioned, and a recording of the event will be made available on the LSU Research YouTube channel shortly after the event.

Tuesday, November 29 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Alumni, General Public, Staff







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