Release Date: 08/09/2007

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries building in Baton Rouge, announced Mr. Peter Peterson, chairman. 

The Crab Task Force is an industry advisory group comprised of fishermen, soft crab shedders, and dealers and processors, as well as 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 updates on crab meat imports and fisheries disaster assistance, and discussion of 2007 legislation, proposed 2008 derelict crab trap removal program, crab task force lobbyist, and escape rings.                  

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