New Orleans is well known for its local fishing economy, supplying the many local restaurants with freshly caught seafood. Yet due to the growing interest in the region's seafood, the area is currently at risk for over-fishing. As such, the local government has enacted specific limitations to protect the local economy.
One such limit was placed on the local favorite red snapper. Reports from the National Marine Fisheries Report claim that since 2000, more that 37 previously over-fished fish species have been rebuilt to sustainable levels and 91 percent of U.S. fisheries are not experiencing over-fishing.
Learn more about the ongoing efforts to preserve local seafood sources here