Louisiana Red Snapper Landings Estimates through July 8

school of red snapper swimming in blue water

The latest catch statistics for recreational red snapper recorded by LA Creel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ near real-time landings data collection program, are 407,117 pounds, or 54 percent of Louisiana’s annual private recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds. The current weekends-only season will continue to run until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation. This…

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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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LDWF Opens Spring Shrimp Season in a Portion of LA Inshore Waters April 30

shrimp boats docked along the canal in Delcambre

On April 26, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission convened a special meeting to consider setting the opening of the spring shrimp season in a portion of state inshore waters.   The Commission set the opening based on information provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public…

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