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Land owner rights

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There is no issue here
If I buy or own land no matter whether it’s under water or what ever
I paid for it and it should be mine
End of discussion
Joe LeDoux
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We don’t want to go on your land . We want to fish in the water . You can’t buy the water . End of discussion
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Gaucoin,

You should read the thread about H B 391 and you will be better informed.
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the state will sell you some water.
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I would say the state sold them water bottoms. Document says 'Land Acquisition: $11,647.00'. It would be pretty naive to believe that the state sold water, unless, of course, it was an enclosed lake/pond,
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You bought 48.53 acres of land . I don't see anything saying you bought the water because you can't buy the water its for the state. The water thats on your land today will be on someone else's land tomorrow . So how can you claim it yours .
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A very simple way to settle all the crap, do you need a license to fish 'Your Land'? If so it's not private. You only need a license when fishing state controlled waters. If you fish on private property you don't need a license because you control the fish on 'Your Land'.
THE END
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If water flows on and off of your property you do need a license . If you have a levee that surrounds your property then you can fish without a license and we don't want to fish it. You can not control the fish that swim on and off of your property .
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so if you own the water that flows over your land ...you owe a lot of people for flood damage your water created and you should be more careful with containing your water
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manchachunter - Do you allow commercial flights or any other aircraft to fly over your property? If I own a house on Bayou Manchac or any other PUBLIC body of water and I build a seawall, pier or any other structure extending out into the PUBLIC waterway, can I then keep people from throwing a bait underneath said structure? It's my property, right?
Bottom line is when someone is on YOUR property, you can and should do whatever you can and need to do to keep that person off of YOUR property. Public water is not your property, it belongs to the state. If I step foot on your property, I will gladly take whatever the court deems a fitting punishment.
Something else all of these 'landowners' need to realize is that the day will come when they no longer own their 'land'. Someone with too much money to care will buy up everything and these same 'landowners' will be left wondering why they have nowhere left to enjoy what they love to do.
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You paid for the land, not the public water flowing onto it.
Greed.
End of Discussion.
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As I said it’s been decided in the courts that a landowner owns the land under whatever is above it
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What harm can it do to allow fishing in tidal waters ? If its about the ducks then no fishing during duck season.
Who paid for the rocks along Lake Borgne protecting some of their land ?
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So you’re telling me I own the air above my house that is free flowing and I can’t contain? I should really look into charging all those planes and helicopters.
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The land owner lets an oil and gas company dig canals across his land (marsh) to collect money from mineral rights.$$$$$$$$$

These canals drastically accelerated erosion washing away the land, now they want to claim state resources (tidal waters and fish) that cover what is left of their land. Some even want to lease the right to navigate the states waters to catch the states fish. $$$$$$$$

Now we are in greater danger of flooding because they exercised their rights and did as they pleased with their land and it washed away the buffer between the gulf and populated areas. Now we who didn't benefit at all from their exploits are fortunate enough to spend $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ to clean up their mess to try to save our homes.

If as you say, its your land and you don't want anyone there, dam it off or at the very least, instead of pipes or cables, put up a fence with holes small enough to keep the fish out and you'll no longer have problems because the fish will then be in waters above state lands where everyone with a fishing license can catch them.
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dulac - if they do that then they will no longer have their own private paradise completely funded by the state and it's millions of taxpayers that are not allowed to use their own resources. That would completely defeat the purpose of all of this. Funny how nobody wants to claim ownership of crappy fishing and hunting areas, aint it?
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