UL Seafood Study Second Phase Gets Additional $ 249K, Will be Expanded To Include All Coastal Parishes

State officials on Thursday committed $249,000 to the University of Louisiana Lafayette’s study into improving the seafood industry in Acadiana and other Louisiana coastal parishes.

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser, state U.S. Department of Agriculture Director Carrie Castille, UL president Joseph Savoie and other officials announced the funding through the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board toward the university’s Louisiana Seafood Supply Chain and Economic Development study.

“A comprehensive analysis of this magnitude in this region has never been done before,” said Chalin Delaune, vice chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board. “We’re in the process of making history that will shape our future.

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