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Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification Program

The Louisiana Wild Seafood Certification is a voluntary program for seafood vendors established by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) to stamp shrimp, crabs, finfish, oysters and crawfish harvested in Louisiana as “Certified Authentic Louisiana Wild Seafood.” It also promotes maintaining a quality product from the moment the catch hits the deck, through dockside processing to final wholesaler processing.

Online Training:


Advances in Shrimp Gear Technology

This presentation provides an overview of gear changes and modifications that can reduce shrimpers’ fuel consumption, resulting in higher profitability. Narrated by Gary Graham, Texas Sea Grant (PPT, 16MB). If you do not have Microsoft Office, you can download a free version of PowerPoint Viewer which will allow you to view this presentation.

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Products Hazards and Controls Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled ``Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance, Fourth Edition.'' The updated guidance supports and complements FDA's regulations for the safe and sanitary processing and importing of fish and fishery products using hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) methods.

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Recommended Best Handling Practices to Produce Premium Quality Louisiana Wild Caught Shrimp for Louisiana Direct Program

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Melanosis (Blackspot) and Control in Shrimp in Louisiana

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