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Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Announced; Volunteers Needed

Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Announced; Volunteers Needed

  • December 18, 2018

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will again host its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo with two volunteer cleanup events during the month of February. The Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program was initiated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife…

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Spotlight Feature: Louisiana Blue Crab Company Of Kaplan

Spotlight Feature: Louisiana Blue Crab Company of Kaplan

  • November 9, 2018

The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market features the delicious offerings of Louisiana Blue Crab Company of Kaplan, Louisiana–with live crabs and fresh-picked crab meat frequently on sale. Headed by Sheb Callahan, who started crabbing at 14, the company is expert in…

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Recreational & Commercial 2019 Blue Crab Harvest Regulations

Recreational & Commercial 2019 Blue Crab Harvest Regulations

  • November 5, 2018

Proposed Changes: Harvest of Female Blue Crabs to Close September 9 – October 13 The recreational and commercial take (or possession) of female blue crabs from state waters is prohibited during this time. This regulation replaces all previous closures and restrictions on…

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LWFC To Modify Blue Crab Harvest Regulations

LWFC to Modify Blue Crab Harvest Regulations

  • September 24, 2018

At its September 6, 2018 meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a Notice of Intent to change regulations for the recreational and commercial harvest of blue crabs in 2019. The proposed rule would change the season during which…

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Warning:  Avoid Venezuelan Crab Meat

Warning: Avoid Venezuelan Crab Meat

  • July 17, 2018

As of July 12, 2018, 12 people infected with Vibrio parahaemolyticus who ate fresh crab meat have been reported from 3 states and the District of Columbia. If you want to read the full investigation, please visit the CDC's website…

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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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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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