Release Date: 04/06/2006


The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Tuesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building in Baton Rouge.

The Crab Task Force is an industry group comprised of fishermen, soft crab shedders, dealers, processors, and state and university representatives.  The Task Force, established by Act No. 57 of the 2001 regular legislative session, advises LDWF and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on matters pertaining to the management and development of the Louisiana crab industry.  Agenda items will include a review of 2006 legislative bills, election of chairman, a representative to Louisiana State Seafood Industry Advisory Board, fisheries disaster assistance and results of the 2006 Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Vince Guillory at 985-594-4139 or