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Five cited for alleged red snapper violations in federal waters

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited five men in three separate boats Sunday for alleged red snapper violations 15 miles off of Louisiana’s coast, according to a news release.

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Yesterday at 9:19 am
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Feds set 9-day recreational red snapper season

If you blink, you might miss it. 

The always elusive red snapper recreational season was announced Wednesday, and anglers will have a whopping nine days this year to venture into federal waters in search of a fish that no one but the feds believes is threatened.

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April 27 at 11:35 am
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22nd CCA STAR kicks off May 28

The Coastal Conservation Association's Louisiana Statewide Tournament and Angler’s Rodeo kicks off May 28, with more than 25 divisions offering more than $500,000 in prizes.

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April 15 at 11:05 am
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ULL senior creates sawzall-powered fillet knife

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Remember the old '80s Ginsu knife infomercial, which depicted the Japanese kitchen blade cutting through tin cans, blazing through a box of frozen spinach and chopping a piece of wood — then cutting a piece of bread so thin “you could almost see through it?”

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April 06 at 9:29 am
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Take this guy to dinner - Atlantic sharpnose shark ID is easy

Sharks have never been real popular with Louisiana fishermen — even in the days before shark harvest was regulated.

Most people simply got them off their hook as quickly as possible and went back to fishing for more-glamorous species.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Why are croakers croaking?

The story of the Atlantic croaker is the story of a fish that has somehow never managed to fulfill its predicted potential. They are truly one of the most abundant fish in the sea. 

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February 03 at 6:47 pm
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Uncle Larry strikes again - Try these delicious shrimp recipes

A lot of you have probably heard of Uncle Larry. If you haven’t, you should, and since he has retired from his day job you more than likely will.

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January 28 at 7:00 am
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Louisiana state waters officially extended to 9 nautical miles offshore - temporarily

Anglers heading out to catch red snapper in state waters later this week can now safely fish beyond the long-established 3-mile boundary and go out to 9 nautical miles from shore without fear of being ticketed by the Coast Guard - at least for now.

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January 04 at 1:55 pm
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Grouper fishing: It’s hard to beat a brownie

Everybody, and I mean everybody who fishes, offshore loves groupers. They are attractive fish, resembling overgrown and (usually) more colorful largemouth bass. They are brutal fighters when hooked on tackle that isn’t too heavy.

Best of all they are great to eat.

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January 01 at 7:00 am
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2015 fall red snapper season ends

The fall red snapper season closes in state waters Jan. 1 at 12:01 a.m., the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced.

The season has applied to all waters claimed by the state, which LDWF officials contend reaches roughly the 10-mile mark. Federal officials do not recognize state sovereignty past 3 nautical miles, but state enforcement agents have only been enforcing state regulations.

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December 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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Louisiana's fall red snapper season to open in state waters on Friday

It’s the season to be thankful — and many Louisiana recreational anglers are thankful to have another shot at catching red snapper in state waters this year.

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November 16, 2015 at 2:31 pm
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Red snapper public hearing slated for tonight in Baton Rouge

Another public hearing will be held this evening in Baton Rouge in the ongoing debate over sector separation and red snapper management in the Gulf of Mexico.

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November 02, 2015 at 8:55 am
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Red snapper fisherman cited for using illegal gear in state waters

A 37-year-old Metairie man with more than 1,000 pounds of red snapper on his boat was cited on Thursday for a commercial fishing violation for using bandit gear in state waters, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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October 30, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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Recreational fishermen support state-based red snapper management, LDWF survey says

Recreational fishermen — whether private anglers or a charter boat captains — support transferring responsibility for managing the Gulf of Mexico red snapper fishery from the federal government to state agencies like the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, according to a just-completed survey.

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October 20, 2015 at 9:40 am
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Congressional subcommittee to hear case for state-run GOM red snapper fishery

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The road to potential state-based management of the Gulf’s red snapper fishery will begin Thursday afternoon when the U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans hears a bill by Louisiana Rep. Garret Graves.

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October 19, 2015 at 1:02 pm
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Fall red snapper season tentatively set to reopen Nov. 20 in state waters

You can add one more item to the list of things you’re thankful for at next month’s Thanksgiving dinner: officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced a recreational fall red snapper season is tentatively set to kick off in state waters on Friday, Nov. 20 and go through the end of 2015.

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October 05, 2015 at 9:56 am
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