(June 20, 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 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.
Training topics include harvesting tags and requirements, refrigeration and cooler information, and enforcement policies and procedures regarding these requirements.
The training dates, times and venues are as follows:
Tuesday, June 26, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
800 Verret Street
Houma, La 70360
*Spanish translator provided
Wednesday, June 27, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8442 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, La 70037
*Vietnamese translator provided