Friends of the Fishermen Chairman Michael Christopher Voisin, 59, died Saturday, February 2, 2013. His dedicated contribution to the Friends of the Fishermen mission will be missed, and we are terribly saddened to lose such a close colleague and friend.
You can help the Louisiana Fishermen today! This is more than just a job—it’s a unique lifestyle that directly descends from the early settlers of the Gulf Coast, 7 to 8 generations of families.
Your donation will help them in their time of need.
A national treasure is at risk. The estuaries, the fishermen, the culture of the Gulf Coast.
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To make a donation in Memory of Mike Voisin, the Family suggests that you contribute to Friends of the Fishermen Foundation.
We are proud to welcome Harlon Pearce as the new Chairman of Friends of the Fishermen. Following Mike Voisin, Harlon brings years of experience and expertise to the helm. Ever since the April 2010 oil spill in the Gulf, Pearce has worked tirelessly as an advocate to achieve the economic recovery of the Gulf Coast seafood industry.
Friends of the Fishermen is pleased to welcome Jim Gossen as a board member. Jim has been an innovative and tireless leader for the recovery of and improved sustainability of the Gulf’s seafood industry.
Louisiana Fishermen are an integral part of the state's culture. Whether they are Cajun, Vietnamese, Croatian, or Yugoslavian, they all help to make up the “Cultural Gumbo” of this great state. They are very much like those who make up other fishing communities around the world. They are honest, proud, hardworking people. They treasure the simple things in life and are, in fact, our nation's treasure.
Friends of the Fishermen is the officially recognized fund of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board and created as a way to help Louisiana's fishermen in their greatest time of need (see Mission Statement.) We ask you to join us in unified support as we collectively call upon our friends and neighbors, corporations, foundations, and both non-governmental and governmental organizations to do their part.
Our fishermen need your help. Their products help to create the amazing cuisine that puts Louisiana restaurants and chefs on the map; their fishing communities drive our unique culture. Our fishermen are unable to do the thing they love most: fish. Please help support our fishermen by making a contribution. Your generosity will directly help sustain Louisiana’s culture, heritage and way of life.
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Friends of the Fishermen Chairman Michael Christopher Voisin, 59, died Saturday, February 2, 2013. His dedicated contribution to the Friends of the Fishermen mission will be missed, and we are terribly saddened to lose such a close colleague and friend. >> Read More
Our fishermen are dedicated and resilient. They would rather work and go quietly about their lives than ask for your help. They are also the first to lend a helping hand to those less fortunate. They have spent generations providing the world's most talented chefs with one of their key ingredients – Louisiana seafood.
Louisiana fishermen reflect the history and culture of Louisiana. Many of their jobs are in family-owned companies that have worked for generations to catch some of the finest seafood in the world.
Friends of the Fishermen is proud to welcome Alan Matherne. Alan is the LSU AgCenter / Louisiana Sea Grant Coastal Outreach Specialist for Terrebonne, Lafourche, and Assumption parishes in Louisiana. His articles and blogs are posted at bayoulog.com. Coastal Currents, a monthly news column, is published in the Houma Courier, Daily Comet, Lafourche Gazette, and other papers. We are excited to have such a strong advocate for our areas'fishermen join the Friends of the Fisherman team!