Emily Peterson

A native of South Louisiana, Emily is a former Middlebury Fellow in Environmental Journalism and now works for Oceana, the world's largest ocean conservation organization.

Think oysters, not oil

Louisianans take a break from oil-spill angst to celebrate local seafood

Seafood abounds at the Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival.Photos: Emily PetersonThe sixth annual Plaquemines Parish Seafood Festival, held this past weekend, had the usual fixings one would expect at a South Louisiana festival: fried seafood, a …

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