Update: This meeting has been rescheduled; time/date TBD.
NOAA Fisheries is considering new regulations in the shrimp fishery of the southeastern United States. Citing new information that sea turtles are vulnerable to capture by skimmer trawls and that tow times may not be as effective in reducing bycatch-related mortality as turtle excluder devices, NOAA is considering new regulations. NOAA will host two public meetings in Louisiana to discuss and receive input from fishermen and other constituents on this issue.
The meeting in Larose, LA is scheduled for:
April 18, 2016, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Larose Regional Park and Civic Center
307 East 5th Street, Larose, LA 70373
Commercial shrimpers are encouraged to provide their input regarding potential changes to shrimp regulations.
Below are links to documents created by NOAA to help you prepare for the public meetings.