Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined local and state officials, fishermen and community leaders to sign HB 335, requiring food service establishments serving imported crawfish or shrimp to inform patrons that the seafood is of foreign origin.

“This legislation protects Louisiana’s hardworking fishermen who help drive the state’s economy and preserve an important part of our cultural heritage,” said Gov. Edwards. “Crawfish and shrimp are foundations of Louisiana’s seafood industry and HB 335 is vital to ensuring the industry remains strong and competitive.”

Gov. Edwards signed the bill at The Shack, a seafood restaurant in Houma.