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Spring Shrimp Season to Open May 16 in Louisiana Inshore Waters

shrimp boats docked along the canal in Delcambre

Today, May 2, 2024, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the opening date within 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 follows: All…

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Recreational Greater Amberjack State, Federal Fishing Season to Reopen May 1 to May 31, 2024

greater amberjack

The federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued a reopening for the recreational Greater Amberjack fishery from May 1 until May 31, 2024, and also from September 1, 2024, through October 31, 2024.  The Greater Amberjack recreational season was originally scheduled to be closed for the month of…

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Boating Education Lagniappe Day Slated for April 27

men fishing in boat at sunrise

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the 13th annual “Boating Education Lagniappe Day” on April 27 at 11 different locations across the state. During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, LDWF will provide instructors for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course…

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Shrimp Season to Open in a Portion of State Outside Waters on April 4

fishing boat at sea

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of state outside waters between Calliou Boca and Mound Point on Marsh Island shall reopen to shrimping at 6:00 p.m. on April 4, 2024. The opening area is defined as follows: The eastern boundary line originates on the northwest shore…

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LDWF Commercial Fishing License and Trip Ticket Staff Announce Locations and Dates

Shrimper James Blanchard pulling in shrimp net

Beginning next month, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new or renewal commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions at field offices. Additionally, trip ticket staff will be present to train new or existing seafood dealers on the process of filling out trip tickets, to answer questions…

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Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Season to Open Monday, April 15

school of red snapper swimming in blue water

The 2024 private recreational Red Snapper season will begin on Monday, April 15, 2024, in both state and federal waters. The season will run seven days a week with a daily bag limit of four fish per person and a 16-inch total minimum length limit. The season will remain open until recreational landings…

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