(02/19/20) BATON ROUGE, La. — The Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit will bring hundreds of fishers to Kenner’s Pontchartrain Center to see the latest technology on March 11.
The summit, which will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., is the state’s premier commercial fishing and seafood event that will draw seafood dealers, processors and others involved in the industry, said Thomas Hymel, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant fisheries agent.
“The world of seafood is rapidly evolving, and changes can be overwhelming if a business hopes to stay up to date,” he said. “The summit offers fishermen, dealers and processors critical information, the chance to view the latest and greatest tech, as well as networking opportunities.”
The summit features a comprehensive day of workshops and a trade show, Hymel said.
Some of the topics to be discussed include a “Future of the Fleet” keynote panel discussion about overcoming the aging of the fishers, impacts from 2019 flooding, FDA testing of seafood imports and enhancing shelf life for crawfish and other frozen seafoods.
The summit is sponsored by Louisiana Sea Grant, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and the LSU AgCenter.
Admission is free, and a free lunch will be provided to those who register in advance at https://bit.ly/38IEeJc.
The address for the Pontchartrain Center is 4545 Williams Blvd.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture