Locally Sourced

We proudly serve only Louisiana Seafood!

 

Did you know 90% of restaurants in Louisiana serve seafood imported from Asia? “For every 10 shrimp you eat, no matter where you live, including Louisiana, nine and a half of those are imported from somewhere else,” said David Veal with the American Shrimp Association.

 

Louisiana seafood processors say the local product is safe, while imports are loaded with antibiotics and other things. “The farm-raised aquaculture coming into this country uses sewage in their feeding systems,” said Joe Harrison of Houma, whose family owns a number of restaurants. Only 1% of imported seafood is tested by the FDA and many of those samples had unsafe levels of chemicals.

Stores are required to label seafood with the country of origin, but currently restaurants are not required to do so. It is important that consumers know where the seafood they are eating comes from. Does the restaurant support the local economy and is the seafood they are eating safe? In most cases, no.

Here at SALT we are committed to only serve Louisiana seafood. We purchase our seafood directly from Harlon's Seafood. We are proud to support our local fishermen and Louisiana heritage and serve safe, fresh, local seafood that tastes great!

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SALT is committed to providing locally sourced, sustainable items wherever possible and also is proud to use the following local farms and vendors:

 

Mahaffey Farms, Haughton, LA

Artemis Gourmet Mushrooms, Leesville, La

Lowder Bakery, Shreveport, LA

Smith Family Farms, Doyline, LA

Grace Farms, Blanchard, LA

Bearberry Farms, Benton, LA

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Located at the SHREVEPORT AQUARIUM

601 Clyde Fant Parkway, Shreveport, LA 71101

 

318-383-0601

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