Experts from the LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Sea Grant met with area shrimpers to help them become more efficient, learn new technology and comply with federal fishing regulations.
"We are talking about efficiency and quality," said Thomas Hymel, AgCenter and Sea Grant extension agent. "The challenge the Louisiana shrimping industry has is to bring in a quality product competitive with imports."
Hymel said the state's shrimping business has lost significant numbers. "The folks out there now are the survivors."
Hymel told shrimpers of the different ways to improve fuel efficiency. "The biggest thing we can do is slow that boat down."
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