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Louisiana Inshore Shrimp Season to Close June 27, 2018 in a Portion of Zone 1 and Zone 2

shrimp boat in Gulf of Mexico at dusk

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the 2018 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018, from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal except for the following waters: Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake…

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2018 Recreational-For-Hire Red Snapper Season Announced

school of red snapper swimming in blue water

WHAT/WHEN: NOAA Fisheries has issued exempted fishing permits, which allow each Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) state to set their own season for the red snapper private angling component in state and federal waters during 2018 and 2019. The 2018 fishing season for the federally permitted for-hire component will be 51…

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NOAA Fisheries: New Management Measures in the Gulf Shrimp Fishery

net-casting contraption

KEY MESSAGE: A new rule for Amendment 17B to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan establishes transit provisions for shrimp vessels without a federal permit, specifies a minimum threshold number of Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) shrimp moratorium permits, and identifies a review panel process when that threshold is close to being…

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