Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou

July 10, 2022

Turn's out there's more to gulf shrimping that meets eye!

On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham welcome Carl A. Brasseaux and Donald W. Davis back to the show to talk about their newly released book, Asian-Cajun Fusion: Shrimp from the Bay to the Bayou. Carl and Don were last on the show in as part of our live coverage of the Social Coast Forum in February of 2020. At that time the book was still in development. Carl and Don worked throughout the pandemic to complete this beautiful book and it is available for purchase today from the University of Mississippi Press.

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Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.