Seasons

Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close February 25 in Remaining State Inshore Waters

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the 2023 fall inshore shrimp season will close at official sunset on Sunday, February 25, 2024, in the remaining state inside waters, except for the following: The open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sound as bounded by the double-rig line described…

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Fall Inshore Shrimp Season to Close in a Portion of State Waters

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announces that the 2023 fall inshore shrimp season will close as follows: The portion of Zone 1 from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River to close at official sunset on February 2, 2024,…

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Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close January 15 in a Portion of State Outside Waters

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2023 fall shrimp season will close at official sunset on Monday, January 15, 2024, in the following portions of the state’s outside waters: Outside waters between Caillou Boca and Freshwater Bayou Canal.  The eastern boundary line originates on the northwest shore…

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

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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.

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

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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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Recreational Gag Grouper State, Federal Fishing Season to Close October 19

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The federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has issued an emergency season modification for the recreational Gag Grouper fishery, which closes the fishery at 12:01 a.m. on October 19. The Gag Grouper recreational season was originally scheduled to close on November 9, 2023.  The fishery will remain closed until…

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Reminder: Flounder Season Set to Close October 15 to November 30 for Commercial and Recreational Sectors

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The annual closed season for the recreational and commercial harvest of Southern Flounder, from October 15 through November 30 of each year, is approaching. This statewide closure for Southern Flounder is for all sectors and all gear types, including any flounder caught as bycatch in any other fishery.  Exemptions that…

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Sets the 2023-2024 Oyster Season

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The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2023-2024 oyster season based on the annual oyster stock assessment provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and comments received from members of the public, including the oyster industry. The following dates were set for the upcoming oyster season: The…

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