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Emeril Lagasse talks Gulf, his largest catch ever

Updated: January 4, 2012, 2:08 PM ET
By Lynn Hoppes

Celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse has lived in New Orleans for more than 30 years and considers fishing more than just a hobby.

"I'm an avid fisherman. I'm not some knockoff," said the 52-year-old Lagasse, who has written 18 cookbooks and owns a dozen restaurants. "I was just out last weekend fishing, and to see the Gulf these days, it's remarkable. It's pristine."

Lagasse visited ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., on Wednesday on behalf of the Gulf Coast Seafood ...

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