Crab Task Force Meeting

Release Date: 12/02/2011

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Building in Baton Rouge. 

The Crab Task Force is an industry 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 LDWF and the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on matters pertaining to the management and development of the Louisiana crab industry. 

Agenda items will include:  Winter 2012 Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program, MSC Certification, LA Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board efforts to promote LA Seafood, LA Wild Caught Seafood Certification Program, and Status of H-2B Labor Legislation.  Additionally, there will be a presentation by Dr. Jack Isaacs, LDWF Socio-Economist, on “Selected Trends in Blue Crab Harvesting, Processing, and Imports.”

EDITORS:  For more information, contact Carl Britt at 985-882-0027 or cbritt@wlf.la.gov.