Fall shrimp season set to close on Dec. 18, LDWF says
State inside waters west of the Mississippi River, portion of state outside waters affected
|Submitted by LDWF|
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the closure of the fall shrimp season in state waters west of the Mississippi River to the Texas line effective Wednesday, Dec. 18
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the closure of the fall shrimp season in state inside waters west of the Mississippi River to the Texas line effective Wednesday, Dec. 18 at official sunset, according to a press release.
Additionally, a portion of state outside waters extending a distance of 3 nautical miles seaward of the inside/outside shrimp line from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island, as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to Freshwater Bayou Canal at -92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds west longitude, also will close, according to the release.
The following state waters will remain open to shrimping:
1. The portion of state inside waters east of the eastern shore of South Pass of the Mississippi River eastward to the Louisiana/Mississippi state line.
2. All state outside waters east of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line as well as all state outside waters west of the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal.
- All fishery jurisdiction waters claimed by the state beyond the three nautical mile closure zone.
Recent sampling conducted by LDWF biologists indicates the average white shrimp size in the waters to be closed is smaller than the minimum possession size, the release states.
The closure, which typically comes around this time every year, is designed to protect small white shrimp and provide an opportunity for the population to over-winter and grow to larger marketable sizes.
For a map detailing the specific closure areas, click here.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
Louisiana Sportsman is the complete hunting and fishing magazine for Louisiana.
Devoted to hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities in the wetlands,
Louisiana Sportsman is the information guide for Louisiana's most active hunters and fishermen.
Posted on February 27 at 5:12 pm by
Posted on February 20 at 11:47 am by John E. Phillips
Posted on February 10 at 10:34 am by From News Reports
Posted on January 30 at 2:50 pm by
Posted on January 28 at 10:00 am by From News Reports
Fished the Michoud Substation ICWW at hot water canal Friday. Let me start by saying WOW!!! BIG Trout every few cast. It...
Featured Fishing Guide
I GUARANTEE FISH & FUN, while catching Redfish, Specks & Flounder! Our water front accommodations are great for family, friends & corporate clients. I have several experienced captains to handle large groups. Come on down & have a good time, Cajun Style!