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LDWF Wins Approval Of EFP For Recreational Red Snapper Fishing

LDWF Wins Approval of EFP for Recreational Red Snapper Fishing

  • April 30, 2018

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has approved the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) request for state managerial control of red snapper for private recreational anglers fishing in 2018 and 2019.  Although LDWF requested to also manage the…

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“Spring Aboard” Boating Safety Courses

“Spring Aboard” Boating Safety Courses

  • March 19, 2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) are encouraging boaters to enroll in a boating education course prior to the kickoff of the boating season. LDWF will be participating in the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)…

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Keep On The Lookout For Tagged Blue Crabs

Keep on the Lookout for Tagged Blue Crabs

  • March 2, 2018

To investigate blue crab movements in the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory will be tagging and releasing 31,000 crabs throughout the bays, estuaries, and offshore waters of the Gulf. Their tags are orange 1″ x 2″ plastic rectangles…

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LWF Commission To Amend The Inside/Outside Shrimp Line

LWF Commission to Amend the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line

  • March 1, 2018

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has approved a Notice of Intent to adjust the inside/outside shrimp line of demarcation. This line is used to separate the “inside” waters of the state from the “outside” waters, which are regulated separately.…

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Changes To Temporary Crab Trap Closures

Changes to Temporary Crab Trap Closures

  • February 18, 2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has taken action to change the approved 2018 derelict crab trap closure areas and dates.  This action will address the public’s welfare due to the loss of fishing time and economic value within…

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Crab News

Crab News

  • November 16, 2017

As report by Fox 8 in New Orleans, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will impose a two month ban on the catching of female crabs in the spring of 2018. The measure results from decreasing crab catch over…

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