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Barrier islands take hit after Hurricane Isaac, coastal restoration group says

It is well understood that the coastal areas of Louisiana are rapidly eroding. And the day-to-day erosion advances whenever storm events such as Hurricane Isaac batter the state’s coastal areas.

The Louisiana Department of Natural Resources reports that as more wetlands and coastal areas are lost to erosion the more upland parts of the state are exposed to severe weather.Read More...
September 28, 2012 at 7:30 am

Hurricane Isaac-related fish kills not as serious as past storms, LDWF says

Final numbers aren’t in yet, but the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said anglers in certain freshwater areas of Southeast Louisiana likely will feel the impact of Hurricane Isaac-related fish kills.

“Bayou Lafourche and the Amite River were some of the worst hit,” the LDWF’s Mike Wood said. “They were there in the epicenter of it and where we got the most calls.”Read More...
September 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

Breton Sound Marina open two weeks after Hurricane Isaac

Hurricane Isaac was not kind to Hopedale’s Breton Sound Marina, but it’s back in business, owner Glenn Sanchez said.

The Category 1 storm destroyed the trailer housing the marina office, store and bathrooms, and the facility’s bait shop had the siding peeled off. Everything was marinated in 6 to 8 feet of swamp muck, grass and salt water.Read More...
September 14, 2012 at 8:12 am

Empire's Delta Marina back in business following Hurricane Isaac

Delta Marina in Empire is back in operation after Hurricane Isaac knocked out power and interrupted access to lower Plaquemines Parish, Darren Angelo confirmed yesterday (Sept. 12).

Angelo said live bait is available, and that the fishing reports from the area are fantastic. The temporary phone number for the marina (until the main phone lines are restored) is 318-801-0743.Read More...
September 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

Pearl River WMA reopened by LDWF

All of Pearl River Wildlife Management Area was is now open, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announced today (Sept. 11).

The popular WMA near Slidell was closed just before Hurricane Isaac made landfall, and it remained closed because of flooding after the tropical system passed through the area, the LDWF said.Read More...
September 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Maurepas Swamp WMA reopened

Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management area has reopened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries.

The WMA stretching across St. James, Ascension, Livingston and St. John the Baptist parishes was closed as Hurricane Isaac approached, the LDWF said.Read More...
September 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Campo's Marina rebuilding after severe hit from Hurricane Isaac

In the wake of Isaac’s destruction, clean-up and repair is under way all along our coastal areas. Shell Beach was surprised by much higher water levels than anyone expected, and all ground level structures took a beating from both wind and water.

Campo’s Marina, a fixture in lower St. Bernard Parish, was no exception. Read More...
September 10, 2012 at 9:41 am

Three WMAs reopen

Two wildlife management areas and a portion of a third closed because of Hurricane Isaac will reopen tomorrow (Sept. 8), the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries said today.

Joyce and Manchac WMAs will reopen, while a portion of Pearl River WMA will reopen, the LDWF said.Read More...
September 07, 2012 at 5:06 pm