LDWF to Host Live Online Session on Climate Change Impacts on Fisheries, Recommended Action

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will discuss the impact of climate change on fishing and the fishing industry in the state during its live social media series “Conservation Conversations.”

In addition, the guests will discuss some actions needed to resolve these issues., including how the construction of fisheries infrastructure may need to change. They will also answer questions from the public on the subject.

“Conservation Conversations” will be available on Facebook, live at noon, Wednesday, October 5, by visiting: www.facebook.com/ldwffb/live_videos. Viewers can submit questions about the topic of the session in real time.

Featured guests will be LDWF Assistant Secretary of Fisheries Patrick Banks, as well as Harlon Pearce, owner of Harlon’s LA Fish in Kenner, president of the Louisiana Fishing Community Recovery Coalition and president of the Gulf Seafood Institute.

LDWF has been hosting Conservation Conversations since July 2020. Each session features a topic related to wildlife and fisheries, with guests who can answer questions about that topic.

If you are a member of the media and will be attending the event, please contact Ed Pratt at [email protected] or (225) 765-3970 in advance so we can ensure you can access the spectacle. .

Teresa H. Sadler