TruFund Financial Services Oyster Study

“Over the last decade, oyster harvesters in Louisiana have faced (and continue to face) a variety of challenges. This project identifies a myriad of potential alternative and advanced business models that could assist Louisiana oyster harvesters with overcoming these hurdles, better diversifying their business, reducing risk, and helping to differentiate their products to collectively improve their economic resiliency.  This report assesses these models and offers recommendations for financial products and technical assistance programs that TruFund (and other agencies that support commercial fishermen) can implement to assist harvesters in adopting and employing them.”

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