U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA), and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship (SBC), today announced Triple N Oyster Farm of Grand Isle, La. of Small Business of the Week, and will be submitting it into the official Congressional Record.
“Louisiana is known for serving some of the best seafood in the entire nation, and our locally grown and raised oysters are among the best,” said Vitter. “Triple N Oyster Farm and its founder Steve Pollock have brought an alternative form of operating and maintaining an oyster farm in Louisiana. They’ve been able to grow oysters in containers that are floated and suspended off the bottom, which creates a cleaner and heathier product in a shorter period of time. I’m excited to see their future innovative contributions to our seafood industry and community in Louisiana.”
Both biology professors at Louisiana State University, Mr. Pollock and his wife Ginger Brininstool took the entrepreneurial leap in 2015 when the Grand Isle community sought new ways to farm oysters in the popular coastal community. Suspending their oyster habitats off the sea floor, Pollock and Brininstool experiment with alternative farming techniques that allow oysters to mature more quickly and cleanly than in traditional farming methods.
As SBC Chairman, Vitter continues the tradition of honoring America’s small businesses and entrepreneurs.