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LSU SCIENCE CAFE Tuesday, November 29th Doors Open at 5pm Speaker Starts at 6pm About this event Louisiana shrimp constitute the American gold standard of raw seafood excellence. However, Louisiana’s shrimping industry’s historic and enduring connection to the Pacific Rim is not widely known. For example, as early as 1870, the Chinese community built shrimp-drying operations in Louisiana’s wetlands and exported dried shrimp to Asia through the port of San Francisco. Louisiana continues to export dried shrimp to Asian markets domestically and internationally today. Additionally, since 2000, Louisiana’s Vietnamese community has increasingly led Louisiana’s fresh shrimp harvest. Join Dr. Don Davis to learn more about Louisiana’s shrimping industry and community. About the Speaker Dr. Donald W. Davis has been involved for more than 50 years in coastal-related research on the wide array of renewable and nonrenewable resources vital to the use of the wetlands. His work has appeared in numerous journals including “Annals of the American Association of Geographers,” “Shore & Beach,” “Journal of Soil and Water Conservation,” “Louisiana Conservationists” and “Louisiana History.” He is coauthor of “Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou” and “Ain't There No More: Louisiana's Disappearing Coastal Plain,” both published by University Press of Mississippi, and author of “Washed Away? The Invisible Peoples of Louisiana’s Wetlands.” Dr. Davis is an LSU professor emeritus and Louisiana Sea Grant scholar. LSU Science Café is presented in partnership with WRKF.