Archive for December, 2023

Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close December 18 in Portions of State Waters

shrimp boat at sea

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the 2023 fall inshore shrimp season will close in all state inside waters on Monday, December 18, 2023, at official sunset, except for the following inside waters east of the Mississippi River: Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi…

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Recreational Red Snapper Season to Close December 31 at 11:59 p.m.

red snapper

In state and federal waters off Louisiana Coast Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Rob Shadoin signed a declaration of emergency to close the recreational red snapper season in state and federal waters off Louisiana at 11:59 p,m. on December 31. LA Creel indicates that 845,951 pounds, or 91…

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LWF Commission Amends Notice of Intent to Modify Red Drum Size and Bag Limits

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Following a legislative oversight hearing in November where legislators rejected a recent Notice of Intent (NOI), the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) amended that Notice of Intent (NOI) to propose the red drum size limit be adjusted to an 18 to 27-inch slot size limit. The Commission chose to…

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LDWF to Close Oyster Harvest in a Portion of the Public Oyster Seed Grounds East of the Mississippi River

sacks of oysters with shucking tool and gloves on top

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will close oyster harvest in a portion of the public oyster seed grounds east of the Mississippi River, north of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, and within the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Shellfish Harvest Areas 2 & 3, one half-hour after…

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