Seafood processor conference set in Baton Rouge

2019-01-19T21:55:31-05:00January 20th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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Seafood processor conference set in Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Experts will meet in late January to discuss the latest trends, best practices and new equipment in micro-processing.

Representing the LSU Sea Grant College Program and LSU AgCenter, the experts will present information at Seafood Processors Conference on Jan. 30, according to a release from the LSU AgCenter.

“The world of seafood is changing, especially for our harvesters, and we believe micro-processing could be the path to economic sustainability,” said Thomas Hymel, AgCenter and Sea Grant extension agent and director of the Louisiana Direct Seafood program.

The one-day event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the AgCenter Mini Farm next to Parker Coliseum on the LSU Baton Rouge campus.

“Whether you’ve been processing seafood for a while or just thinking about getting started, this event will give you hands-on strategies to take your business to the next level,” Hymel said.

Some of the topics include the latest best practices in freezing and packaging raw seafood as well as trends in moving the industry forward. Business experts will discuss how to obtain financing and opportunities for assistance.

In addition, the conference will include hands-on demonstrations to showcase new equipment, such as MAP, fish skinners, grinders, Prawnto machines and softshell shedding systems.

Tickets are $20 for the conference, and lunch will be provided. You can register online at

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