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.
KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule implementing Amendment 26 to the Fishery Management Plan for Coastal Migratory Pelagics in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic regions (Amendment 26).
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met in Birmingham, Alabama, April 3 – 6, 2017, to discuss a number of fishery issues.
As the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) and Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries continue to work towards a resolution regarding the management of red snapper, the LWFC invited representatives from the Louisiana commercial, charter and private sectors to their monthly meeting to provide input.