Archive for March, 2016

Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks closes in state waters

blacktip shark

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced that effective March 15 at 11:30 p.m., commercial fishing for large coastal sharks will be closed in Louisiana waters. The National Marine Fisheries Service closed commercial fishing for large coastal sharks in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico on March…

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Management Reference Points for Selected Saltwater Finfish

hooks on a basket

On March 3, 2016, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a Notice of Intent to establish management reference points for black drum, sheepshead and southern flounder as authorized through Act 205 of the 2015 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. A management target is defined as a…

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