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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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Crab Fishing Ban May Expand

Crab Fishing Ban May Expand

  • October 23, 2017

From Houma Today: Recreational crabbers may face restrictions next year to help restore the blue crab population in state waters. Commercial fishing of female blue crabs across the Louisiana coast will be banned for two months each of the next…

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Crab Fishing Ban May Expand

Crab Fishing Ban May Expand

  • October 20, 2017

From Houma Today: Recreational crabbers may face restrictions next year to help restore the blue crab population in state waters. Commercial fishing of female blue crabs across the Louisiana coast will be banned for two months each of the next…

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