THE DELCAMBRE BOAT LAUNCH AND SEAFOOD MARKET

In the aftermath of the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the cost of doing business for fishermen and seafood processors dramatically increased. With funding through a Community Development Block Grant known as the Fisheries Infrastructure Program, the Port is taking a step towards the recovery of the seafood industry in Louisiana while providing new facilities and better water access for recreational boating and the public

The project contains the following features:

  • a fishing and observation pier
  • new boat launch that allows two boats to launch at one time – another two launches are planned allowing four boats to launch or pick up at the same time
  • fixed docks, moorings, pilings that are storm resistant and provide or increase storm harbor capacity and/or safety
  • facilities to connect fishermen more closely with markets, like dockside and local public markets
  • a pavilion for for a seafood and farmers' market

Click here to view the new boat launch design.