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Gustav-Ike Fisheries and Agriculture Programs

Fisheries

Sustainable Coastal Communities

This program funds 17 infrastructure projects such as boat landings, docks, storage facilities, etc. in 14 different parishes. Projects were selected by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), but the parishes are responsible for implementation and construction.


Fisheries Technical Assistance

Administered by LSU, this is an online bidding marketplace, LA MarketMaker, where fishermen can sell their catch.

 
Vessel Monitoring System

Funds used by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to initiate a pilot planning study for a vessel monitoring system program. The collected data will enable LDWF to better manage the public oyster and shrimp resources and, in particular, where reef building efforts need to be focused. The pilot study will help LDWF determine if this type of data collection is feasible long term.

 

Commercial Fisherman Grant and Loan**

Provided grants to commercial fishermen who suffered losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

**Program has completed activities

 

Wholesale Dealer Broker Grant and Loan**

Provided grants to wholesale dealers and brokers who suffered losses from hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

**Program has completed activities

 
Fisheries Industry Modernization**

OCD-DRU contracted with LSU to provide assistance with the design and development of the Fisheries Gear Modernization program. After LSU had conducted extensive research and developed the preliminary design, it was decided that the program would not be implemented as intended. LSU was reimbursed for costs incurred during the design phase.

**Program has completed activities


 

Agriculture

 

Farm Recovery Grant and Loan **

Helped farmers and ranchers affected by the 2008 hurricanes with their 2009 production costs by providing a 20 percent grant and 80 percent low-interest loan.

**Program has completed activities

 
Agribusiness Recovery Loan Assistance**

Provided low-interest loans for agribusinesses providing critical services such as aerial applicators, cotton gins and elevators.

**Program has completed activities


 

LA Critical Farm Infrastructure**

Partially funded, by grant, the relocation and construction of refrigerated storage warehouses under the jurisdiction of the Port of Orleans. These shipping facilities benefit statewide sectors of the agricultural economy, as well as serving a significant component of the shipping industry, or the parishes within the jurisdiction of the Port of Orleans, and serving the import and export of produce to and from the United States.

**Program has completed activities


Other Gustav-Ike Recovery Programs:

Parish Recovery Programs       

Housing Programs

Infrastructure and Economic Development Programs

Planning