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      RS 56:578.3     


§578.3.  Powers, duties, and functions

The board shall have the following powers, duties, and functions:

(1)  To adopt a seal and alter the same at its pleasure.

(2)  To sue and be sued in its own name.

(3)  To identify marketing problems, obstacles, and significant issues.

(4)  To establish a marketing policy and goals and objectives therefor.

(5)  To develop markets and marketing strategies for the development of new and expanded markets for Louisiana seafood.

(6)  To give special emphasis to market promotion and development for underutilized species of Louisiana seafood.

(7)  To educate the Louisiana fishing industry and Louisiana government officials regarding potential markets for Louisiana seafood and regarding investment and tax incentives available to industries under other existing Louisiana law and fisheries development programs available under federal law.

(8)  To perform any acts deemed necessary and proper to carry out the duties and responsibilities imposed upon the board by the provisions of this Subpart.

(9)  To consider and to recommend to the legislature a mechanism whereby the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board shall be funded, including rules and regulations pertinent thereto.

(10)  To adopt rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of the board.

Added by Acts 1981, No. 890, §1; Acts 2013, No. 228, §2, eff. July 1, 2013.

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