Advertisement

American Press

Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Southwest Louisiana ,
| Share |

State develops new seafood certification program

Last Modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 3:29 PM

BATON ROUGE (AP) — In a new effort to brand Louisiana seafood, the state has started a new certification program.

State officials say the Louisiana Certified Seafood Program is meant to make consumers think of Louisiana seafood in a "geographically-based" way, similar to the way consumers now think of Maine's lobsters and Idaho's potatoes.

The program seeks to certify that seafood is caught, landed and processed in Louisiana.

State officials say licensed commercial fishermen automatically qualify under the program and that dock owners, processors, grocers, dealers, restaurants and others selling seafood can participate in the program and get a certified permit.

"People are demanding transparency in the seafood industry, so we're giving it to them," Randy Pausina, of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, said Thursday.

Comment on this article

captcha db6f223e03fc4420a9db90d1d9f86c55




Get Social With Us!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Mobile
  • Feed
Advertisement

Copyright © 2014 American Press

Privacy Policies: American Press