PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED: Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Considers Establishing Vessel Monitoring for the Harvesting of Oysters on Public Seed Grounds

Release Date: 01/12/2012

January 12, 2012 – Last week the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action designed to improve harvesting and monitoring efforts on the state’s public oyster seed grounds.  The proposed action would require Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) onboard all oyster seed ground vessels.

Public comments on the Notice of Intent will be accepted no later than April 4, 2012.  Comments should be submitted to Jason Froeba at (225) 765-0121. 

To view last week’s news release in its entirety click here.

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For more information, contact Jason Froeba at (225)765-0121 or  For press inquiries please contact Laura Wooderson at or (225)610-2363.