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Forum hosted by Vitter – Agriculture, forestry, seafood experts discuss key topics in Alexandria

Other topics Wednesday included the effect of government regulations, the slow recovery of commercial fishing following the BP oil spill, safety concerns about imported seafood and the risk to Louisiana’s timberland posed by a shrinking fire protection budget. “We spent millions of dollars on commercials convincing the rest of the country everything is ok, but it’s not really ok,” Barisich said, referring to the publicity campaign launched after the spill that was aimed at promoting Louisiana seafood. Read the rest here 08:46