Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

Join Us at Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2023

Summit Save the Date card for March 1, 2023

The Louisiana seafood industry is getting back to business!  It is the perfect time to catch up on what’s new at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit on March 1, 2023 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.

Connect with key players in the world of South Louisiana Seafood at our expo, and learn more about cutting-edge products and services in the areas of dockside and onboard refrigeration and ice creation, fuel efficiency, marine electronics and communication equipment, safety equipment, and other forms of advanced commercial fishing gear.

This free event includes lunch (with advance registration).

Stay tuned for more info on speakers, trade show displays, demonstrations, and more!

Produced by Louisiana Sea Grant, LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries – with their industry partners – Summit is part of the Louisiana Fisheries Forward (LFF) education initiative.

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Register NOW for Early Bird Drawing Prize

We are giving away a gift basket of fishing equipment worth $250 every month from August through November. To be eligible, simply click here to register for Summit and you’ll be entered to win.

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Register HERE to be a Vendor

Click here to register your seafood-focused display or demonstration; it’s a NO COST opportunity to reach key players in the world of South Louisiana Seafood.

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Summit News

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Register NOW for Summit, Early Bird Prize Drawing

October 31, 2022

The Louisiana seafood industry is working to Recover + Rebuild + Reinvent post COVID and hurricanes. You’re getting back to business, and it’s the perfect time to catch up on what’s new at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit on March 1, 2023, at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner. REGISTER NOW for an Early Bird Drawing — We are giving…

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Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit Postponed until March 1, 2023

November 22, 2021

Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU announces that the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is postponed until March 1, 2023.  Normally held every two years, Summit is the state’s premier commercial fishing and seafood event that offers workshops, demonstrations, and expo. “It was a tough call to postpone, but Hurricane…

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Workforce Development Summit Panel Summary

January 20, 2021

The commercial fishing industry in Louisiana has experienced changes within its demographics. Specifically, issues include aging of the fleet, (i.e., an increase in the average age of fishing vessels over time) and the graying of the fleet (i.e., an increase over time in the average age of fishing workers). While…

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