Seasons

Louisiana Inshore Shrimp Season to Close July 1 in State Inside Waters

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2024 spring inshore shrimp season will close at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2024, in all state inside waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line westward to the Louisiana/Texas state line. See the map above detailing this closure, or click here. The…

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LDWF Announces Commercial Greater Amberjack Season to Close June 30

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) issued a Declaration of Emergency to close the commercial Greater Amberjack season at 12:01 a.m. on June 30, 2024. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries has announced that the commercial season for the harvest of Greater Amberjack will close in federal…

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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

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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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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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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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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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