Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit

Update: Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit 2022 Postponed

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 Ida caused complete devastation in many critical areas,” said Thomas Hymel, Louisiana Fisheries Forward program director and marine Extension agent with Louisiana Sea Grant and the LSU AgCenter.  “Our team, including leadership at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, felt that a large number of fishermen, docks and processors would still be focused on recovery this spring and unwilling to travel.”

Planning is already underway for the 2023 event, and organizers will alert registrants, vendors, and the industry at large when registration opens again.

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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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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Poster Abstracts Featured at Summit

February 17, 2020

Following is a list of the poster abstracts to be displayed at the LA Fisheries Forward Summit on March 11, 2020 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner.  This free event for the commercial seafood industry features the latest updates on regulations, equipment and gear, safety, cold chain management, education, value-added…

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