LDWF to Host Series of Outreach Meetings Targeting Oyster Industry Representatives

Release Date: 03/26/2012

March 26, 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 and proposed 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. 

The training topics are as follows:

Vibrio control plan

  •  Time / Temperature requirements (current/future)
  •   ISSC (current/future guidelines and requirements)

Oyster harvesting

  •  documentation/record keeping (important/required logs)


  •   LDWF’s process of enforcing/checking time/temperature requirements
  •   LDWF’s process of enforcing/checking documentation/record keeping   requirements

Refrigeration and cooler

  •  refrigeration equipment
  •  cooler/box equipment (fabrication)
  •  refrigeration/cooler options and alternatives

The training dates, times and venues are as follows:


Monday, April 2, 6 p.m. To 8 p.m.

St. Bernard Council Chambers

8201 w. Judge Perez Drive

Chalmette, La 70043

Belle Chasse

Wednesday, April 4, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Belle Chasse Auditorium

8442 Highway 23

Belle Chasse, La 70037


Tuesday, April 10, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Houma Municipal Auditorium

800 Verret Street

Houma, La 70360

For more information please contact Darren Bourgeois at (504) 284-2033 or dbourgeois@wlf.la.gov.