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Mike Voison, one of the best-known peolpe in the local seafood industry, died at a Houma Hospital Saturday.

Voisin passed away from complications of a heart attack that he suffered last week.

He was the owner of Motavatit Seafood and the former chairman of the Oyster Task Force and the National Fisheries Institute. He founded the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board.

Congressman Steve Scalise reacted to the news of Voison's passing.

'Mike Voisin was a tireless champion for Louisiana seafood, and the oyster industry in particular,' Scalise said. '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.'

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