Proposed Inside/Outside Shrimp Line Changes
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries (LDWF) is proposing to update the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line, using 2015 satellite data to re-draw the line for the entire coast. Click on the maps at right to view larger images.
This line separates the ‘inside or inshore’ waters from the ‘offshore waters or territorial seas’.
Download the flyer Proposed New Inside/Outside Shrimp Line.
LDWF is now asking for public comment on the proposed new line to provide your input to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.
Frequently Asked Questions (click to expand)
When would the new Shrimp Line take effect?
At this time, the new Shrimp Line would take effect in the spring of 2018, when inshore shrimp season opens (this is pending approval by the Commission).
How can I get new maps?
Shrimp Line coordinates will be available in a .gpx or .wpt file format for uploading to GPS units; LDWF will communicate with shrimpers when these are available.
How can I give my input to the Department?
For more information or to give input, contact Jeff Marx at (337) 373-0032 or [email protected]. You can also submit comments using the form below.