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Louisiana Fisheries Summit 2014 Agenda

Louisiana Fisheries Summit 2014 Agenda

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The second-annual Louisiana Fisheries Summit will begin on Wednesday March 12, 2014, for the local commercial fisheries and seafood industry. More than 300 commercial fishers, seafood dealers, processors, and others related to the industry have registered, according to its organizers.
The second-annual Louisiana Fisheries Summit will begin on Wednesday March 12, 2014, for the local commercial fisheries and seafood industry. More than 300 commercial fishers, seafood dealers, processors, and others related to the industry have registered, according to its organizers.

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Louisiana Fisheries 2014
A Summit for the Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry
March 12 & 13, 2014: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, Houma, Louisiana AGENDA Day 1, March 12 (Rooms 2 - 5) 8:15 8:45    9:15  9:35  8:45 Registration, coffee, refreshments 9:15 Welcome/overview/introductions, opening comments Alan Matherne (moderator), Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter Michel Claudet, Terrebonne Parish President Charlotte Randolph, Lafourche Parish President 9:35 State of the shrimp industry Don Schwab, Bayou Barataria Foods LLC 9:55 State of the crab industry Kevin Voisin, Ignite

9:55 - 10:10 BREAK 10:10  10:25  10:40  - 10:25 Louisiana wild seafood certification Donovan Burke , Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - 10:40 Supporting grant programs Erin Brown , Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - 10:55 Best practices for producing high quality seafood in Louisiana Darren Bourgeois, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries & Jon Bell, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter 10:55 - 12:00 Refrigeration trends in the industry  Mervyn LeBlanc, LeBlanc & Associates & Jon Bell, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter 12:00 - 1:00 LUNCH BUFFET (provided)  Harlon Pearce, Gulf Seafood Institute (GSI) 1:00 - 1:20 Gulf seafood industry study  Jack Isaacs, Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) 1:20 - 2:10 Louisiana Sea Grant Marine Extension Program (MEP) updates  Julie Anderson moderating  Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter field agents: Twyla Herrington, Rusty Gaude, Julie Falgout, Thu Bui, Kevin Savoie, Lauren Land (safe harbors) 2:10 – 2:30 BREAK 2:30 – 2:50 Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board (LSPMB) update  Karen Profita, LSPMB 2:50 - 3:15 Commercial fishing vessel safety program  Paul Barnard, US Coast Guard 3:15 – 4:15 Fisheries  Oyster (20 min), John Supan, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter  Blue Crab (20 min), Julie Anderson, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter

 Shrimp (20 min), TBD 4:15 - 4:30 Fishermen’s compensation funds  Julie Falgout, Louisiana Sea Grant and Jessica Diez, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources 4:30 – 4:45 Getting involved with fisheries issues  Kristin McLaren 4:45 – 5:00 Louisiana seafood industry education programs  Darren Bourgeois, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries & Thomas Hymel, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter 5:00 Wrap-up & discussion  Alan Matherne, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter DAY 2, Morning, March 13 (Rooms 2 - 5) 8:00 - 8:20 Registration, coffee, refreshments 8:20 - 8:30 Welcome/comments  Kevin Savoie (moderator), Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter 8:30 – 9:10 LA seafood industry education & value-added programs; Louisiana Direct Seafood  Thomas Hymel, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter BUSINESS & MARKETING 9:10 – 9:30 Business development & Financing beyond disaster  Cullen Curole, South Central Planning & Development Corporation 9:30 – 10:00 TAA update  Kurt Guidry, LSU AgCenter & Ron Rainey, University of Arkansas 10:00 - 10:10 BREAK 10:10  10:30  10:45  – 10:30 Farmer’s markets & community supported fisheries Rusty Gaudet, Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter - 10:45 Professional fisheries & seafood marketing - the West Coast experience Pete Granger, Washington Sea Grant - 11:00 Professional fisheries & seafood marketing - the East Coast experience Gabby Bradt, New Hampshire Sea Grant

FUEL EFFICIENCY 11:00 - 11:10 Fuel efficiency options  Julie Falgout, Louisiana Sea Grant 11:10 - 11:30 Opportunities with LNG and CNG fuels in the commercial fishing industry  Katry Martin, St Landry Parish Solid waste program 11:30 - 11:50 Fuel flow meters  Gary Caputi, FloScan Instruments 11:50 - 12:10 Propellers and nozzles  John Rice, Byrne, Rice & Turner, Inc. 12:10 - 12:30 Responsible mariner practices between divers and fishermen  JB Glass & Jerry Zebor, Aqueos 12:30 - 1:30 LUNCH (Provided, Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board) DAY 2, Afternoon, March 13 (Parking lot): Dock Day 1:30       5:30 Dock Day VHF DSC distress demo, US Coast Guard, Paul Bernard Fuel flow meters, Gary Caputi, FloScan Instruments Propellers and nozzles, John Rice, Byrne, Rice & Turner, Inc. Propane and natural gas engines, Alden Heaphy, Donovan Marine Soft crab shedding system demo, Julie Anderson Vacuum packaging demo, Thomas Hymel

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Prawnto tabletop shrimp peeling machine demo, Thomas Hymel Refrigeration technology, LeBlanc & Associates

Days 1 & 2, Mar 12 & 13 (Room 1): Fisheries Programs Workshops, Trade Show, Certification, Posters

LOUISIANA FISHERIES 2014 WORKSHOPS, TRADE SHOW, POSTERS Computers on tables for hands-on assistance in using and signing-up for the programs  Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Melissa Crouch)  Louisiana Direct Seafood (Ann Dugas & Julie Falgout) Industry trade tables  FloScan Instruments (Fuel flow meters)  Byrne, Rice & Turner Inc (Propellers and nozzles)  LeBlanc & Associates (Refrigeration)  Environmental Trawling Solutions (Wing trawling system)  Aqueos (Divers and fishermen)  South Central Planning & Development Corporation  TruFund Financial Services  Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries  Louisiana Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board  Audubon Nature Institute  Louisiana Sea Grant / LSU AgCenter Posters / Videos  Shrimp/Crab life cycles  MSU/LSU oil-water separation device project: website, posters, videos  Louisiana Direct Seafood  Louisiana Direct Seafood Academy videos  Louisiana Sea Grant videos  Tiger shrimp  Derelict crab trap program

PROGRAM NOTES Lodging  Official Conference Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott, 142 Library Blvd, Houma, Louisiana 70360; 985223-8996; Reference Louisiana Fisheries to get the special conference rate of $129 (SOLD OUT).  Hotels with discount rates: Quality Hotel, 210 South Hollywood Rd, Houma 70360, 985-868-5851, qualityinn.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=LA137&srp=LAFISH&pu=no; Reference Louisiana Fisheries.  Other area hotels and motels: o yellowpages.com/houma-la/hotels o yellowpages.com/houma-la/motels Addresses  Summit: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, 346 Civic Center Blvd, Houma LA 70360; www.houmaciviccenter.com  Dock Day: Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center parking lot  LSU AgCenter / Louisiana Sea Grant: 511 Roussell St, Houma LA 70360; 985-873-6495 Additional Louisiana Seafood Professionalization Programs  March 25: Shrimpers’ workshop & dock day, Delcambre  March 26: Crabbers’ workshop & dock day, Delcambre

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April 2: Ecotourism / direct marketing, St. Bernard Parish April 8: Crab industry business plan development, Nunez Community College, St. Bernard March 11-12, 2015 (tentative): Louisiana Fisheries 2015

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