Archive for May, 2023

Recreational Closure of Red Grouper Harvest in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

red grouper swimming along sea bottom

NOAA Fisheries Bulletin What/When/Where: Recreational harvest of red grouper in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) will close at 12:01 am, local time, on July 21, 2023. Red grouper recreational harvest will be closed until the 2024 fishing year begins on January 1, 2024.   Why The Red Grouper…

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Recreational Gag Grouper State, Federal Fishing Season to Remain Closed until September 1, 2023

gag group La Fisheries Forward

The federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an emergency season modification for the recreational Gag Grouper fishery, which closes the fishery through August 31, 2023, and runs the season from September 1, 2023, through November 9, 2023.  The Gag Grouper recreational season was originally scheduled to open…

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Spring Shrimp Season to Open in Remaining Louisiana Inshore Waters

Image: Inshore Waters shrimp season map

Today, May 4, 2023, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the opening dates for the remaining state inshore waters based on information provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) biologists and public comments. The Commission action sets the opening date of the spring inshore shrimp season as…

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