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Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program

Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program

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About the FSLP

Building a Network of Louisiana’s Future Fishing and Seafood Industry Leaders

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The program launched in 2023 to help enhance leadership in the Louisiana Commercial Fishing and Seafood Industry.

The Louisiana Sea Grant Fisheries & Seafood Leadership Program (FSLP) is a one-year program divided into four, two-day workshops for networking and skill-building. It includes seminars with experts, on-site tours, personal skills improvement, and meetings with business and government leaders in Louisiana.

Who should apply?

Participants directly working in fisheries and seafood production in Louisiana including:

  • Fishing industry: captains, deckhands, owners
  • Docks and processors
  • Science and extension
  • Fisheries managers
  • Insurance
  • Finance
  • Political staffers

    Photo: FSLP Workshop

Why attend?

  • Leadership skill building
  • Effective communication
  • Emerging technology
  • Business and marketing trends
  • Commodity policy issues
  • Public policies at the national, state and community levels
  • Economic development

The program will have a tuition of $200 to help cover costs, but scholarships may be available.

For more information contact Julie Falgout, [email protected]


March Initial applications open with the Fisheries Forward Summit (due March 30)
April Full applications open
May Selection
Fall 2023 Program starts
Summer 2024 First cohort graduates

Application Info

An Application of Interest must be turned in by March 30, 2023. Following a review of the Applications of Interest, a selection committee will schedule a personal interview with each applicant approved for the program.

Please contact us for details on how to help support the program.

The program is built upon the broader LSU AgCenter’s Agricultural Leadership Development Program.