Wildlife & Fisheries Commission

Oyster Seasons for 2016-17 Set

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On September 1, 2016, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016/2017 oyster seasons 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 opening dates were set for…

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2016 Fall Shrimp Season Opening Dates Announced

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The opening dates of the 2016 Louisiana fall shrimp season were announced at the August 4 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. The Commission set the dates based on information provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and public comments. The opening dates for the 2016…

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Management Reference Points for Selected Saltwater Finfish

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On March 3, 2016, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a Notice of Intent to establish management reference points for black drum, sheepshead and southern flounder as authorized through Act 205 of the 2015 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. A management target is defined as a…

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