Oyster industry meetings scheduled to discuss new regulations

From the LDWF:

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in conjunction with members of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and Louisiana Oyster Task Force, will meet to discuss upcoming new regulations for post-harvest handling and storage of shellstock. All area oyster harvesters are encouraged to attend one of the scheduled advisory meetings. The new regulations will be mandatory and binding to all local oyster harvesters.

Times and dates of the meetings are as follows:

Houma Municipal Auditorium
April 26, 2010, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
880 Verret St.
Houma, LA

Belle Chasse High School Auditorium
April 27, 2010, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
8346 Hwy. 23
Belle Chasse, LA

For additional meeting information, please contact:

Rusty Gaudé Louisiana   Sea Grant /Belle Chasse         504-433-3664
Julie Falgout Louisiana         Sea Grant/Houma                 985-873-6495