Archive for November, 2023

Commercial Large Coastal Sharks Possession Limit Will Increase to 55 Sharks When Season Opens Jan 1

blacktip shark

Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the daily possession limit for commercially harvested large coastal sharks (great hammerhead, scalloped hammerhead, smooth hammerhead, nurse shark, blacktip shark, bull shark, lemon shark, sandbar shark, silky shark, spinner shark, and tiger shark) is increasing from 45 to 55 per…

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REMINDER: LDWF to Hold Commercial Fishing License Sales at Select Offices LDWF

image of fishing net laying on a dock

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new or renewal commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions at the following locations: Lake Charles Office 1025 Tom Watson Rd. Lake Charles, LA Nov. 27 & 28 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Lafayette Office 200 Dulles Drive Lafayette, LA Nov….

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Reminder Upcoming Oyster Season Openings for the 2023-2024 Public Oyster Season

sacks of oysters with shucking tool and gloves on top

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) would like to remind oyster harvesters that the following areas will open for sacking only (larger than 3 inches) on Monday, November 13, 2023: Bay Gardene Public Oyster Seed Reservation, Vermilion/East, West Cote Blanche Bay/Atchafalaya Bay Public Oyster Seed Grounds, including all areas…

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