Acy Cooper, Jr. is a shrimper, a third-generation shrimper, to be exact. At the age of 15, Acy began making a living on the waters of Plaquemines Parish along coastal Louisiana. Now, over 35 years later, he continues to bring the highest quality Gulf shrimp from his boat to your table. Based in Venice, LA, he markets his shrimp under the Lacy Kay Shrimp Co. brand
As Acy puts it, shrimping is in his blood, and this hard-working fisherman is proud of the heritage of Louisiana’s coastal fishing community. And when Acy isn’t on the water, he spends his time advocating for the industry as president of the Louisiana Shrimp Association.
As the season for white shrimp—white gold, he calls it—opens in mid-August, you can look for Acy online at Louisiana Direct Seafood, where he alerts his customers with updated reports on his catch. On the website, information is just a click away.
When, where, what size, and how much are the common questions answered by Acy and other fishermen as hungry customers look to buy the freshest catch available. Whether it is a retailer, restaurant owner, or a home cook, Louisiana Direct Seafood matches buyers and sellers with quality Gulf seafood.
Be sure to connect with Acy Cooper and many more coastal Louisiana fishermen by accessing the contact information on the Louisiana Direct Seafood website. It’s a free service, and it’s nice to know that you are helping to support the many fishing families that are the foundation of our Louisiana seafood industry.
42941 Hwy 23
Venice LA 70091
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Gary Hiel says
Glad to see real men at work. Good luck with the storm; hope everything turns out good for you guys down there.
Not the best looking boat I’ve ever seen, but it seems to be a much more comfortable boat to work from. It looks like the owner knows his shot and has it rigged so if someone wanted could be easily ran with only the captain and not having to break his back doing so. The true beauty of a boat is from the inside out just like a person. Anyone who has done this would agree, right? Captain should be proud, because I damn sure would be. I would be laughing all the way to the bank!