Archive for January, 2020

Oyster Harvest in East Portion of Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area Closing

oyster shells

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will close oyster harvest in the East portion of Calcasieu Lake Public Oyster Area, at one half-hour after sunset on Monday, January 20, 2020. The oyster population in Calcasieu Lake is managed on a harvest threshold, and the recommended harvest threshold has…

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NOAA: Turtle Excluder Device Required for all Skimmer Trawl Vessels 40 Feet and Greater

turtle excluder device with turtle escaping

In an effort to strengthen sea turtle conservation efforts, NOAA Fisheries published a final rule to require all skimmer trawl vessels 40 feet and greater in length to use turtle excluder devices (TEDs) in their nets.  A TED is a device that allows sea turtles to escape from trawl nets. …

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LA Shrimp Season to Close January 6 in Portions of State Outside Waters

2019 offshore shrimp closure map

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2019 shrimp season will close at official sunset on Monday, January 6, 2020, in portions of state outside waters between Caillou Boca and Freshwater Bayou Canal: The eastern boundary line of the closure area originates on the northwest shore of Caillou…

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