About – Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit
Thank you to all who attended the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit, held on March 1, 2016. Summit is the Gulf South’s premier commercial fishing and seafood industry event, attracting hundreds of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, processors, and others.
This year’s expo was a great success; with many great vendors demonstrating important products and services. See the agenda below for more about what Summit has to offer, or visit the Louisiana Sea Grant Flickr site for photos of the event.
This year’s Summit has a special focus on seafood for the consumer, and the new seafood cooking competition is the perfect way to showcase the many ways to prepare local catch.
Many fishermen and processors are looking for new ways to get added value (and more dollars) from their catch, including how to process and/or package and sell their products.
The equipment available to refrigerate and freeze seafood at harvest is constantly changing and improving. An expensive investment, It can be hard for fishermen and docks to know which technology is the most effective for their business