What fish will be missing from the menu
I really hate to bring up a sad subject. But what seafood/fish will not be on the menu next week because of the oil spill. Have not read too much about this on CH and just wanted to know what is missing from the menus. We are very much looking forward to our return to NOLA and this will not spoil our trip.
Do you mean what seafood is Gulf seafood? Well, almost all the oyster beds are closed. Shrimping season was about to begin, but now the boats are mostly docked. Drum, oysters, shrimp, grouper--all of those will take a hit. Crawfish will be ok because they are freshwater, but they are going out of season. Catfish will be ok. The fish lady at the Crescent City Farmer's Market told me recently that they fish out to the west, but the feds just closed a zone to the west of the spill today.
As of today, all fresh seafoods are available and safe to eat. Prices have gone up significantly on oysters and finfish, like black drum, but they are available. Still seeing gorgeous fresh shrimp daily. Crawfish will end sometime this month. Softshells running real nice. Crabmeat in good supply, but a little high in price. As the federal fisheries closures move further south and west, offshore fish like tuna might get tight, but still there for now. Saw beautiful wahoo yesterday. Red grouper is coming out of Florida. Snappers will be scarce as most are caught around mid-depth rigs, which are mostly off-limits. Hope this helps and hope you get the chance to dine!