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NOAA Fisheries: Gulf Shrimp Fishery to Re-Open off Texas on July 15

WHAT/WHEN: NOAA Fisheries announces federal waters from 9 to 200 nautical miles off Texas will open to shrimp trawling at 30 minutes after official sunset, local time, on July 15, 2017, corresponding to the time Texas opens its waters to shrimp trawling. WHY THIS IS HAPPENING: The waters off Texas are…

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LA Shrimp Season to Close July 14 in Majority of Inside Waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 14 from the Louisiana/Mississippi state line westward to the eastern shore of the Mississippi River and from Freshwater Bayou canal westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line except for…

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LDWF Clarifies Commercial Shad Regulations

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to clarify regulations pertaining to the commercial shad fishery. Recent questions raised during the June Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting indicated that a portion of the 2017 commercial fishing pamphlet may cause confusion regarding commercial shad harvest regulations. Although similar,…

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Commerce Dept Announces 2017 GOM Fishery Mgmt Council Appointments

The Secretary of Commerce recently announced the appointment of three members to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.  The Council looks forward to welcoming the following appointees on August 11, 2017. Mr. Phillip Dyskow of Florida will join the Council for his first term.  He served as the former…

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Greater Amberjack Commercial Season to Close

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state waters will close today, June 20 at 12:01 a.m. Current landings data indicate the 2017 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 394,740 pounds will be harvested by June 20. The National…

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