Louisiana Fisheries Forward 2015, the third annual summit for Louisiana commercial fishermen and the
seafood industry will be held at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center on Wednesday, March 11. Once
again, hundreds of commercial fishermen, seafood dealers, processors and others from across the state
will congregate in Houma to participate in the Gulf South’s premier commercial fishing and seafood
Download the pdf: LFF Summit Agenda
Register online at: LFF Eventbrite Site
Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the latest updates, techniques, and programs
concerning commercial fishing and seafood production. The full day of workshop talks, live
demonstrations, and a full featured trade show is free and features expert speakers discussing the
following topics: gear and bycatch information, how to handle violations, an update on black spot and
additives research, oyster fishery weights & measures, insuring against disaster, crab professionalism
program, an update on Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries programs … and more.
Hands-on demonstrations will include: United States Coast Guard safety/helicopter rescue, refrigeration
repairs & maintenance, oyster fishery weights & measures, turtle excluder device checking, the new wing
trawling system and seafood culinary demonstrations. Held concurrent to the workshop and
demonstrations, the trade show will feature organizations and vendors displaying various products and
services of interest to those involved in commercial fishing and the seafood industry.
“This event will afford a great opportunity for those involved in the various fisheries and seafood industry sectors to be able to network with one another, make new business contacts, and expand horizons,” said Alan Matherne, marine extension agent with Louisiana Sea Grant/LSU AgCenter. “All with a vision and purpose of increasing business efficiencies and profitability.”
Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, the LSU AgCenter, and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and
Fisheries, Louisiana Fisheries Forward 2015 is an educational and networking opportunity tailored for and
targeted towards individuals involved in Louisiana’s commercial fishing and seafood industry.
Participants should register online at https://fisheriesforwardsummit2015.eventbrite.com. There is no
charge to participate and a lunch will be provided complements of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and
Marketing Board. Space and resources may be limited, so anyone interested in attending this event is
encouraged to register early.