BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne has received new responsibilities from state lawmakers, giving him oversight of a board that promotes Louisiana seafood.

Dardenne spoke to the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board on Wednesday about the change. While Dardenne said he didn't seek the new responsibility, he said the board will fit into his office, which is charged with Louisiana's tourism marketing.

The seafood board had only modest funding before the BP oil spill in 2010, with about a $300,000 annual budget. It had been largely autonomous, under some oversight from the wildlife and fisheries department.

But the board's profile was raised when it received $30 million from BP for a seafood marketing campaign, to reassure visitors that Louisiana's seafood was safe.

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