Lafourche dock day rescheduled due to shrimp season opening

The Lafourche-Terrebonne area Louisiana Fisheries Forward Shrimp & Crab fisheries dock day scheduled for Wednesday, April 22 in Larose has been rescheduled due to an offshore shrimp season opening on that same day. This program, which will offer industry updates and hands-on demonstrations of refrigeration and other technologies, will be held at the Larose Regional Park and Civic Center Pavilion on Wednesday, August 5.

The event, sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and the LSU AgCenter, is designed to keep Lafourche and Terrebonne area commercial fishermen up to date on new technology, best practices for quality and handling, and safety news and regulations. Specific topics to be covered include: fishery task force updates; TEDs, shark guards & gear modifications; quality shrimp & LaTer Direct Seafood; boat freezer applications; shrimp & crab updates & statistics; US Coast Guard safety demonstration; using refractometers with brine tanks; and a nano-ice machine demonstration. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

More information, including the event flyer and agenda, will be posted at

Media Contact:
Alan Matherne
985-873-6495 –


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