HOUMA, La. — Governor John Bel Edwards was in Houma Wednesday to sign into law a bill he and its sponsors hope will provide a boost to Louisiana’s sagging seafood industry.
Edwards signed House Bill 335 at a luncheon at The Shack, a seafood restaurant on the east side of Houma.
The new law requires restaurants serving foreign shrimp or crawfish to post notices about the food’s country of origin on menus or on a sign posted at the main entrance to the establishment. The Louisiana Department of Health will enforce the regulation. Failure to provide the information would be a violation of the state’s sanitary code.