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Considering the Near‐Term Fisheries Implications of Large Scale River Diversions: An Interactive Panel Discussion

Photo: LFF Fisheries Summit Diversion PanelMarch 6, 2018
Pontchartrain Center in  Kenner, LA
Theme of summit: Adapting to Change

Major river sediment diversions proposed in the Louisiana Coastal Master Plan were the subject of an interactive session held at the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit on March 6, 2018 at the Pontchartrain Center in Kenner, LA. “Considering the Near‐Term Fisheries Implications of Large Scale River Diversions” was a moderated panel discussion in which resource managers heard from representatives of state‐sanctioned fishery advisory councils. The session focused primarily on socioeconomic considerations of large scale diversions, with the target audience being summit attendees working in fisheries‐dependent businesses, including: commercial fishers, charter operations, seafood docks and dealers, processors, and retailers. This brief report summarizes the background, rationale, format and results of that session.

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