Sustainability

Greater Amberjack Commercial Season to Close

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2017 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state waters will close today, June 20 at 12:01 a.m. Current landings data indicate the 2017 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 394,740 pounds will be harvested by June 20. The National…

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Commercial and Crab Trap Closure to End March 22

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The 30-day closure of the blue crab commercial fishery and use of crab traps will end Tuesday, March 21 at 11:59 p.m. Commercial and recreational crabbers may return their crab traps to Louisiana state waters beginning 30 minutes before legal sunrise, as described in statue, on Wednesday, March 22. The…

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The Time for Oyster Farming Site Selection is Now

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New off-bottom farming methods in Louisiana, and the Gulf region in general, are producing exceptional oysters. “Cage” culture helps ensure improved survival, meat condition and growth over traditional on-bottom reef culture – especially when growing superior-quality oysters from Louisiana Sea Grant College Program’s bivalve breeding program. But cages won’t help…

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