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Commercial Gillnet Harvest of King Mackerel in Federal Waters of the GOM Southern Zone Closed February 8

king mackerel swimming

WHAT/WHEN: Commercial gillnet harvest of king mackerel in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Southern Zone closed at 12 p.m., (local time) on February 8, 2019. Commercial gillnet harvest will reopen at 6:00 a.m., (local time) on January 21, 2020. WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING: The 2018/2019 commercial gillnet…

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La Shrimp Season Closed December 24 in Portions of State Outside Waters

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2018 shrimp season will close at official sunset on Monday, December 24, 2018, in portions of state outside waters between Calliou Boca and Freshwater Bayou Canal. The closure area is defined as follows: The eastern boundary line of the closure area…

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LDWF Announces 2019 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup; Volunteers Needed

Boat full of recovered abandoned traps.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will again host its annual Derelict Crab Trap Rodeo with two volunteer cleanup events during the month of February. The Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program was initiated by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in 2004 to address the removal of…

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