When it comes to testing seafood for the taint of oil, there’s no better probe than that Gallic proboscis in the center of your face.
When it comes to testing seafood for the taint of oil, there’s no better probe than that Gallic proboscis in the center of your face.So fine tuned is the human sense of smell that NOAA, in conjunction with the International Food Protection Training Institute, is training a team of inspectors to sniff a whiff of petroleum as the day’s catch comes into seafood docks across the gulf. Over 100 inspectors will be fanning out across Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana to help insure that the seafood that reaches U.S. markets is free of oil.
However even without dockside inspectors, fishermen are unlikely to send tainted gulf seafood to market.
Frank’s Casing Crew, now doing business as Frank’s International, will make its final appearance on ABiz’s list of the Top 50 Privately Held Companies in Acadiana this year, and once again it will likely be at the top with more than $1 billion in annual revenues. The 75-year-old company specializing in tubular fabrication and installation services to the oil and gas industry plans to offer shares of its stock to the public for the first time.
The defeat, or rather highjacking of House Bill 420 in the final days of this year's Legislative Session, say Reps. Vincent Pierre and Terry Landry, is the result of the propaganda spread by one unidentified local media outlet and an unnamed former state Representative, but nothing to do with the original legislation's lack of checks, balances or details.
He’s a singer. A songwriter. A piano man. A family man. He’s even got his own Wikipedia entry. He’s David Egan. And he knows ancient secrets about the monolithic stones of Stonehenge that he’s not willing to share.