Louisiana lieutenant governor pens letter to President Trump asking for aid for seafood industry

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Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser makes a statement at the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office to run in the upcoming election, in Baton Rouge, La., Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019. The candidate sign-up period for Louisiana’s statewide elections ends Thursday, with the governor’s race at the top of the ballot. (AP Photo/Michael DeMocker)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WDSU) — Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser sent a letter to President Trump Friday expressing his concern for the economic sustainability of Louisiana’s and the Gulf Coast’s seafood industries.

President Donald J. Trump recently signed a memorandum earlier this week calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make subsidies available to Maine lobstermen due to hardships.

Nungesser requested similar support for impacted seafood providers in the Gulf Coast region in his letter to the president.

The letter can be read here.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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