Lease agreement for seafood processing plant approved by Opelousas city council

Posted at 10:21 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 11:21:59-04

A seafood processing plant is less than a year away from opening in Opelousas after a vote of the city council on Monday night.

The Advocate is reporting the council OK’d a 99-year lease of two plots at the city’s industrial park for AgraTech to build a facility that process chitosan, a collagen found in shellfish and used in products such as cosmetics and wastewater treatment when processed.

The council voted 4-1 in favor of the lease agreement. Councilman Tyrone Glover voted against it, citing the length of the lease, which has 20 intervals for review, and worries over the safety of the facility. Councilman Blair Briggs was absent.

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