Release Date: 02/07/2006

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Wednesday, February 15, at 5:00 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Building in Baton Rouge, announced Mr. Mike Comardelle, 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 the Department and the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on matters pertaining to the management and development of the Louisiana crab industry.  Agenda items will include proposed 2006 legislation, election of chairman, Louisiana State Seafood Industry Advisory Board representative, derelict crab trap removal program update, and fisheries disaster relief.            

EDITORS:  For more information, contact Vince Guillory at 985/594-4139 (vguillory@wlf.louisiana.gov)