ADA Policy

Pursuant to Act 393 of the 2023 Regular Session, the Twin Parish Port Commission provides the following policies and procedures for ADA compliant public participation at Port Commission meetings:

  1. Any person with a disability recognized by the ADA may request participation in the meeting through electronic (teleconference) means by emailing their name, address, email address, phone number, a description of their disability, and the meeting they wish to attend to
  2. Upon recipe of the above information, the person will be emailed a notice and agenda of the meeting along with any other meeting documents and will be connected by teleconference at the start of the meeting and will allowed to participate by teleconference.
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Seafood Hub

Acadiana Regional Seafood Hub

All eyes are on the Acadiana Regional Seafood Hub, the first food hub of its kind in Acadiana. The facility, a multi-use facility, is being constructed in Erath, Louisiana on Highway 14. The hub supports small businesses primarily in the seafood industry and a variety of other food-related businesses.

The Acadiana Regional Seafood Hub connects business owners to resources, producers to markets, and markets to consumers for improved quality of life. The structure is set to house a commissary kitchen, cold storage, packing and shipping and instruction and training space.

For more information regarding benefits of utilizing the hub for both producers and markets as well as project partners and more, see additional information here Acadiana Regional Seafood Hub.

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CEO Roundtable for business leaders

The Louisiana Economic Development is accepting applications now for the 2021 edition of CEO Roundtables, an award-winning program that equips second-stage firms with the right resources to sustain, strengthen and scale their businesses for a new level of growth.

Beginning in July, LED will convene CEO Roundtables of 15 to 18 qualified decision-makers from firms with annual revenue of $600,000 to $50 million and staff sizes of five to 99 people. Participants will meet 10 times over 12 months in an environment that promotes positive, peer-to-peer learning and networking.

Applications are being accepted in February and March, and program information is available online at Once there, click on the “Apply Now” button to submit your application.

You can read the press release here:

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Port Grants to Promote Health, Seafood

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2021

Grants Awarded to Port of Delcambre

The Twin Parish Port District (Port of Delcambre) was recently the only Louisiana recipient of two grants totaling nearly $305,000 that will be used to increase growth and opportunities for its Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market (DSFM) and its seafood industry.

In a September 30 announcement, the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service awarded a three-year grant of $231,244 to the Twin Parish Port District, through the Farmers Market Promotion Program (FMPP), to promote a healthier community through the DSFM. The DSFM Health and Wellness Initiative was the only proposal selected in Louisiana among the 49 FMPP grants awarded across the country.

The program will develop marketing strategies for producers of seafood, meats, and produce that focus on health and wellness. Twin Parish Port Director and DSFM Director Wendell Verret says market vendors will be educated on healthier options for their value-added products that will include healthier recipes and nutritional labeling on their products. Customers can look forward to added market dates and “pop up” markets and educational demonstrations. “This project will help develop a farmers market network that offers fresh and frozen seafood and healthy food options,” says Verret who has been the market’s director since its inception in 2013.

The Delcambre Seafood & Farmers Market is held the first Saturday of the month, 9a-1p, from February through December.

In another grant awarded at the same time, the Port District received $73,480 from the Local Food Promotion Program to conduct an 18-month study that will explore the development of a regional multi-use facility making seafood more accessible to the public. “As more fishermen pursue selling directly to consumers and processing their own catches, we want to provide them with an outlet,” says Verret. The Acadiana Regional Seafood Hub Planning Study will explore the feasibility of a facility and develop a business plan.

The study will also research local and regional business enterprises who would act as middlemen between the producers and consumers. The proposed site would feature a commercial-shared kitchen that will allow producers to create and test products and conduct food demonstrations. It will facilitate packing, storing, and preparing shipments of frozen seafood and other products for retails and online sales. Intent on seeing Louisiana’s seafood industry thrive, Verret says, “If our plan is accepted, it will create economic opportunities for small and mid-sized fishing businesses and increase the customers’ choices and access to fresh and healthy food.”

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