Wildlife & Fisheries Commission

LWF Commission Passes Resolution in Response to 2019 Flooding

birds in flight along Louisiana coastline

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently passed a resolution in response to the impacts of 2019 floodwaters on Louisiana’s fisheries. Water levels are expected to qualify this event as the longest flood fight in the state’s history. The resolution described the severity of the flood event and requested LDWF…

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LWF Commission Un-designates a Portion of Public Oyster Seed Grounds

oyster shells

At its April meeting, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission undesignated a portion of the Public Oyster Seed Grounds east of the Mississippi River. This action will not occur until the first lottery phase of the oyster moratorium lifting process commences. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will continue considering…

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LWF Commission Sets 2019 Recreational Red Snapper Season

fishing rods on a boat

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission announced the 2019 recreational red snapper season will begin on Friday, May 24 in both state and federal waters.  The season will run weekends only (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including the Monday of Memorial Day and the Thursday of Fourth of July) with a daily…

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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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