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Governor to submit nominations for GOM Fishery Management Council seats

Two of Louisiana’s three seats on the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council — one recreational and one commercial — are coming up for renomination by Gov. John Bel Edwards this year, and the Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana is closely monitoring who will ultimately be appointed to represent the state's rec sector.

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March 12 at 1:53 pm
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Meet the best-tasting grouper: yellowedge

In recent years, a whole new world has opened up for offshore fishermen. Beset by lengthy season closures for gag and scamp groupers, red snappers, amberjacks and even triggerfish, as well as tight bag limits and restrictive size limits, many offshore fishermen began to wonder if owning a boat was worth it.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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State, federal red snapper seasons expected to open concurrently in May

After last summer’s extended federal season, harvest numbers Gulf-wide indicate red snapper were overfished by 212 percent — even though Louisiana anglers actually brought less fish to the docks than the state’s historical quota.

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February 26 at 11:23 am
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Pompano: The glamour fish

Some fish are work horses: They’re strong and can pull heavy loads all day. That’s a redfish. Others are race horses. They are sleek and fast, but poop out quickly — that’s a speckled trout.

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February 02 at 1:00 pm
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Cubera snapper

Some people call them “menacing.” 

But pound for pound, cubera snappers probably are no meaner than red snappers, themselves well-known bullies. 

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December 04, 2017 at 9:00 am
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Video: Insane tuna action out of Venice now

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Capt. Matt Miranda with Voodoo Charters out of Venice had a pretty amazing day catching yellowfin tuna Tuesday.

Check out the video for a sneak peak at some of the action. And to top it off, they wrapped up the day with a blue marlin.

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November 09, 2017 at 3:55 pm
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Fall state waters snapper season could open as soon as Friday, Oct. 6

Anglers could be catching red snapper in a fall state waters season as soon as this Friday, Oct. 6 — if the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approves the measure at its meeting on Thursday.

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October 04, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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LDWF: State red snapper fall season possible

The extended federal red snapper season that closed on Labor Day ended with more than 100,000 pounds still on the table before Louisiana’s self-imposed snapper quota is reached — leaving the potential of a fall state season a distinct possibility.

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September 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm
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