Louisiana seafood industry leader dies

Courtesy: Ed Lallo/Louisiana Seafood News
Courtesy: Ed Lallo/Louisiana Seafood News

New Orleans, La.- A spokesperson for the Louisiana Seafood and Marketing Board confirms seafood industry leader, Mike Voisin, passed away Saturday morning.

According to the Louisiana Seafood Board, Voisin died in intensive care from a massive heart condition while at Terrebonne General Hospital in his hometown of Houma.

Wildlife and Fisheries Commissioner Mike Voisin was also the owner of Motivatit Seafood, Chairman of the Gulf Coast Seafood Coalition and the founder of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

He was also highly regarded in the seafood industry as a tireless voice for Louisiana seafood, especially after Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill.

"Mike Voisin was a tireless champion for Louisiana seafood, and the oyster industry in particular," Congressman Steve Scalise said in a statement Saturday,"Mike was a dear friend, will be sorely missed, and his passing leaves a tremendous void in our hospitality industry.  Jennifer and I will keep the Voisin family in our prayers, and gain solace in knowing that Mike is in a better place."