The fishermen of Lafourche-Terrebonne, or LaTer, are spread out through an incredible coastal wetland environment. The mission of LaTerDirectSeafood.com is to provide a single portal for visitors to find, and buy, fresh, wild-caught seafood directly off the boat. Created in partnership with LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant, the web site posts the ‘fresh catch’ messages from fishermen throughout the region; the public is urged to contact fishermen directly for location information and to place an order.

How to Purchase Fresh Seafood:

  1. View our local fishermen profiles, and search by species (shrimp, crabs, etc.). Make a few phone calls to determine what’s in season, prices and place an order. The fishermen prefer to take orders in advance of making a trip.
  2. Check out the Fresh Catch messages to see reports directly from fishermen. Fishermen at the dock with extra product to sell will post a message here. A click on a latest catch message will bring you directly to the profile of the fisherman that posted the message.
Hours of operation and location:  You can determine when and where by speaking directly to the fisherman when you place your order.  Our fishermen dock at multiple locations throughout Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.

The Lafourche-Terrebonne Direct Seafood Story:

At a dock down the bayou, fresh seafood awaits.

Two of Louisiana’s southernmost parishes, Lafourche and Terrebonne lie in the heart of the state’s vast wetlands. These bayous, marshlands and fertile farmlands are the defining features of this area, and create a perfect environment for every seafood species—shrimp, crabs, oysters and finfish.

The names of each parish reflect the defining features of the area, as christened by early French settlers. Lafourche, meaning ‘the fork’, refers to the descending fork of the Mississippi River that is the main bayou of the parish. The fork also describes the area geographically—the green fields of sugar cane in the north branch off into marshes, lakes and bays and streams that support an abundance of wildlife and seafood.

Terrebonne combines the French words for ‘good’ and ‘earth’, and like Lafourche, refers to the incredible fertility of the soil and marshes. The name also aptly describes the way of life for generations of families, who to this day make their living ‘from the earth’, and especially from the many bayous that meander through the parish. Though every type of fish and shellfish are available, the oysters of Terrebonne parish have become internationally known as the finest in the world.

The culture of Lafourche-Terrebonne emerged from a mixture of the Houmas and Chitimacha Indian tribes with settlers from France, Spain, England and the Acadians of Nova Scotia. Though once considered isolated, the many natural resources, Cajun hospitality and a thriving oil and gas industry have created a unique destination for tourists and locals alike. From swamp tours to fishing charters, there are a host of attractions that let you experience our bayou wonderland.

Whether you buy seafood off the boat, catch it yourself or take a charter trip—it’s always an adventure. TASTE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN IT’S DIRECT FROM THE SEA.

 

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CONTACT DETAILS

Lafourche / Terrebonne Direct Seafood
Alan Matherne, Area Agent
511 Roussell Street, Houma, LA, 70360
Email: amatherne@agcenter.lsu.edu
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