LDWF Releases Stock Assessments Previously Held due to DWH Litigation


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LDWF has published several stock assessments that were previously unreleased due to ongoing Deepwater Horizon litigation.

Recently released assessments include:

·     Update Assessment of Blue Crab

·     Update Assessment of Striped Mullet

·     Assessment of Black Drum

·     Assessment of Southern Flounder

·     Assessment of Sheepshead

·     Update Assessment of Spotted Seatrout

·     Oyster Stock Assessment – 2014


A list of recent LDWF fisheries stock assessments can be found at: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/stock-assessments. Earlier stock assessments may be obtained upon request from Rene LeBreton, [email protected].

On April 4th, 2016, the Court approved the settlement between the United States, the five Gulf States and BP for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.