The Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery sustained some minor damage due to the severe weather that moved through the Grand Isle area on Tuesday, April 13th. Oyster larvae production at the hatchery will be delayed until repairs can be made and utility services restored. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is still evaluating and is hopeful that these damages can be addressed in a timely fashion and will continue to accept orders via its online portal to provide the oyster industry with hatchery-reared oyster larvae produced at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery.
Requests will only be taken via the online ordering portal and will be filled based on the order that they are received with prioritization given to in-state orders. Requests made in writing or by phone will not be accepted. Larger orders may be reduced or split based on the availability of larvae and seed. Payment will not be required at the time of the request. LDWF will contact those requesting hatchery products at a later date for payment.
The online ordering form can be found at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/alternative-oyster-culture.
For more information, contact Program Development at 225-765-3980, 1-855-262-1764, or at [email protected].
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