Release Date: 11/02/2007

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters in Baton Rouge. 

The Crab Task Force is an industry advisory group comprised of fishermen, soft crab shedders, crab 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 the department and the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on matters pertaining to the management and development of the Louisiana crab industry. 

Agenda items will include information on the Lake Pontchartrain blue crab movement study; discussions on the Seafood Promotion and Marketing Account, out of state shipping tags and development of a stone crab fishery; and update on federal fisheries disaster assistance.

For more information, contact Vince Guillory at 985-594-4139 vguillory@wlf.louisiana.gov.