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Louisiana Charter-For-Hire Fishery

For-hire operators/charter vessels derive income from taking recreational fishermen to saltwater areas to take and retain legal species of fish.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF), Office of Fisheries, is holding three meetings, January 10-12, 2017, for federally permitted charter captains to discuss possible regulations that govern the charter-for-hire industry (download the flyer here).

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council will meet and take final action in January; Council members Patrick Banks and Myron Fischer want to discuss—and get input on—the following time-sensitive issues:

  • Electronic Logbooks: discussion on preferred alternatives and actions to benefit your industry.
  • Charter Boat Management Amendment 41:  explanation of Council’s document and your
    input on best alternatives.
  • Species-specific Issues: including split snapper season, grey triggerfish & HMS restrictions on
    sharks.

For more information, contact Myron Fischer, (985) 258-6006, [email protected]

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