Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit in Houma


LA Fisheries Summit

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

industry event.


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.