LOUISIANA CRAB TASK FORCE TO MEET

Release Date: 02/06/2008

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) building in Baton Rouge announced Chairman Pete Peterson. 


The Louisiana Crab Task Force is an industry advisory group comprised of fishermen, soft crab shedders, dealers and processors, as well as state agency and university representatives. 


The task force was established by Act No. 57 of the 2001 regular legislative session and 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: draft out-of-state crab shipping endorsement legislation; crab education day; crab marketing and promotion efforts; and an update on federal fisheries disaster assistance program.


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


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