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LDWF Reminds Crab Fishermen of Regulation Changes

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to remind commercial crabbers and recreational users of crab traps of the following regulations: Regulation changes: Blue crab commercial harvest regulations have changed for 2018 and 2019 and are as follows: The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission removed the 30-day closure…

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Upcoming February 1 Crab Trap Closures

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Since 2004, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, together with individual volunteers and organizations, has successfully removed and disposed of over 33,000 abandoned and derelict crabs. The removal of these crab traps is especially important to boating safety and crab harvesting efforts. Last year, LDWF, Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation…

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NOAA Fisheries: New Management Measures in the Gulf Shrimp Fishery

KEY MESSAGE: A new rule for Amendment 17B to the Shrimp Fishery Management Plan establishes transit provisions for shrimp vessels without a federal permit, specifies a minimum threshold number of Gulf of Mexico (Gulf) shrimp moratorium permits, and identifies a review panel process when that threshold is close to being…

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