LDWF to Host Series of Outreach Workshops Targeting Oyster Industry Representatives

Release Date: 06/20/2012

(June 20, 2012)- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries, in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals, will begin a series of public meetings next week to provide critical information on current rules that will affect the oyster harvesting, dealing and processing communities in Louisiana. 

Oyster fishermen, dealers and processors, along with anyone who has an interest in the oyster industry are encouraged to attend these free workshops. 

Training topics include harvesting tags and requirements, refrigeration and cooler information, and enforcement policies and procedures regarding these requirements. 

The training dates, times and venues are as follows:

Houma

Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

HoumaMunicipal Auditorium

800 Verret Street

Houma, La 70360

*Spanish translator provided

Belle Chasse

Wednesday, June 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Belle Chasse Auditorium

8442 Highway 23

Belle Chasse, La 70037

*Vietnamese translator provided

For more information please contact Darren Bourgeois at (504) 284-2033 or dbourgeois@wlf.la.gov.  For press inquiries, contact Ashley Wethey at (225) 765-2396 or awethey@wlf.la.gov.