Release Date: 09/12/2006

As a follow-up to the Aug. 30 Louisiana Fishing Community Rebuilding Coalition (LFCRC) meeting held at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, the department has invited people with fishing interests to meet in September to further discuss recovery activities to be funded by the 2006 Federal Emergency Supplemental Act. 

The fishing community sectors are scheduled to meet as follows:

Monday  Sept. 18 
Commercial Shrimp
1 - 4 p.m.

Tuesday Sept. 19 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Wednesday Sept. 20 
Commercial Crab
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Thursday Sept. 21 
Recreational Fishing
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Friday Sept. 22
Commercial Finfish
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
All groups will meet in the Louisiana Room at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

Louisiana is slated to receive approximately $53 million in federal fisheries disaster assistance funding, which is earmarked by congress for oyster and shrimp ground rehabilitation and debris removal and cooperative research to monitor fishery recovery.

For more information contact Martin Bourgeois at 225-765-2383 or