L.D.W.F. ENFORCEMENT DIVISION ASSISTS SEAFOOD INDUSTRY IN AFTERMATH OF HURRICANES

Release Date: 10/10/2005

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division is actively working in cooperation with seafood industry representatives to help re-establish the infrastructure of Louisianas seafood businesses throughout coastal Louisiana. 


Many seafood dealers across Louisianas coast have been impacted as a result of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  These commercial industries contribute billions of dollars to the state and nations economy.  Agents are helping to ensure that seafood businesses have the necessary paperwork, licenses, reporting capabilities and other items, which are necessary for basic business operation. 


Agents are also assisting business operators with specific requests in which the department can provide immediate response, in order to help businesses return to operating conditions.  As a result of physical facility displacement of many seafood businesses, agents are also providing contact information to dealers temporarily relocated.


Col. Winton Vidrine says, The Enforcement Division will continue to assist the commercial fishing industry during this recovery period in their efforts to get people back to work.


EDITORS: For more information contact Major Jeff Mayne at 225-765-2980.