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MANDEVILLE, La. -- The Mandeville Seafood Festival is ending and will not take place in 2013, the Greater Mandeville Seafood Association announced Tuesday.

Officials with the association said the rough economic climate has caused the GMSAboard to close down. They say a loss of sponsorship and revenue forced their hand.

The board thanked all their vendors, sponsors and volunteers for their help over the years.

The festival had taken place since 1978 and become a 4th of July staple on the Northshore.

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