Louisiana lawmakers pass bill banning foreign seafood from school lunches

HB 429 prohibits public schools and any other schools receiving state funding from serving imported seafood. The bill would also ban imported seafood from being served at the Louisiana House Dining Hall.

Louisiana has passed a handful of bills in the last two months to deter seafood imports. In June, lawmakers passed a bill that finally established fines for the state’s five-year-old law requiring restaurants to note whether the crawfish and shrimp they serve is imported or domestic on their menus.

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