RS 56:578.1     



§578.1.  Purposes

A.  Recognizing that the commercial fishing industry in Louisiana has reached an ebb economically, creating an environment which has or could place, not only commercial fishermen, but also wholesale and retail dealers in dire economic straits, which situation could have an extreme economic impact on the state economy as a whole if nothing is done to alleviate the situation, and recognizing that there exist barriers and impediments to the economic well-being of the commercial fishery industry in Louisiana and recognizing that among these barriers and impediments, the virtual void in this state of any cohesive, coordinated and comprehensive seafood promotion and marketing effort and stratagem has a significant negative impact on the seafood industry, the Legislature of Louisiana does hereby establish the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board in an effort to aid the industry in two vital aspects--product promotion and marketing development.

B.  The purpose of this Subpart, then, is to enhance the public image of commercial fishery products, thereby promoting the consumption of these products and, further, to assist the seafood industry, including commercial fishermen and wholesale and retail dealers, in market development so as to better utilize existing markets and to aid in the establishment of new marketing channels.  Attention to the promotion and marketing of non-traditional and underutilized species of seafood would be inherent in the purpose of the council established herein.

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