Archive for March, 2017

Commercial and Crab Trap Closure to End March 22

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The 30-day closure of the blue crab commercial fishery and use of crab traps will end Tuesday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. Commercial and recreational crabbers may return their crab traps to Louisiana state waters beginning 30 minutes before legal sunrise, as described in statue, on Wednesday, March 22. The…

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Shrimp Season Opens In a Portion Of Louisiana Offshore Waters March 17

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the shrimp season will reopen in a portion of state outside waters seaward of Terrebonne Parish at 6 a.m. on Friday, March 17. The area extends a distance of three nautical miles, seaward of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line, from the northwest…

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NOAA Fisheries Seeks Public Comment on King and Spanish Mackerel Permit Conditions

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KEY MESSAGE: NOAA Fisheries requests your comments on a proposed rule to remove the restriction on fishing for and retaining the recreational bag limit of king and Spanish mackerel in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf), South Atlantic, and Mid-Atlantic on a vessel with a federal commercial permit for king or…

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