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LDWF: About 700,000 pounds of red snapper remain for 2017 recreational harvest

Before this month’s extended federal season ever cranked up, Louisiana anglers had already harvested about one-third of the state’s self-imposed 2017 recreational quota of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.

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June 23 at 11:00 am
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Guest editorial exposes conflicts of interest on Gulf Council

Editor's Note: This guest editorial by Jeff Angers was originally published in Sport Fishing Magazine. Angers, the president of the Center for Sportfishing Policy based in Baton Rouge, highlights the backdoor politics at play on the Gulf Council — which goes a long way in explaining why the  Gulf's red snapper fishery remains in a state of chaos. Recreational fisherman should hope this is one area of the "DC Swamp" that finally gets drained once and for all.

In a tremendous display of arrogance, Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council member David Walker of Alabama went on a rant at the June meeting of the Gulf Council in which he proclaimed that millionaire shareholders like himself are the only ones who contribute anything to the red snapper fishery.

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June 20 at 4:21 pm
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Attempted sale of red snapper in Dulac leads to drug arrest, citations, LDWF says

A tip led enforcement agents to a seafood dock in Dulac on Sunday, where one person was cited for alleged commercial fishing violations and another was booked into the Terrebonne Parish jail on drug charges, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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June 19 at 4:44 pm
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Gulf states agree to 39-day red snapper summer season

For the first time in a long time, there’s some rare good news on the red snapper front in the Gulf of Mexico.

Louisiana recreational red snapper anglers expecting a 27-day federal season extension this summer are in for a pleasant surprise: Eleventh-hour negotiations on Tuesday between the five Gulf states and the U.S. Department of Commerce resulted in a Friday/Saturday/Sunday 39-day season starting this Friday, June 16, and ending on Labor Day — Monday, Sept. 4.

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June 14 at 7:28 am
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LWF Commission approves 27-day red snapper season extension

Pending approval and acceptance by the four other Gulf state’s fisheries directors and the U.S. Department of Commerce, recreational anglers in Louisiana will get an extended 27-day weekends-only recreational red snapper season in federal waters this summer starting Saturday, June 17 and going through Labor Day.

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June 12 at 4:18 pm
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LWF Commission schedules Monday meeting to decide on possible red snapper summer season

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will hold a special meeting Monday afternoon at 1:30 to get public input and discuss the state’s potential participation in an extended recreational red snapper season this summer.

All indications point to Gulf anglers getting extra days in federal waters — the question now is exactly how many.

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June 08 at 6:10 pm
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LDWF pulls controversial red snapper pilot program

Exactly two weeks after touting a pilot study praised by the governor that would have awarded 150 randomly selected anglers the opportunity to catch 25,000 pounds of Gulf red snapper — and just days after that same plan was torched by the Louisiana legislature in a resolution calling for the study to be scrapped — the secretary of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced it was deferring the controversial program until August.

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June 08 at 11:05 am
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27-day weekend-only recreational red snapper season in the works

Forget that tired old tie and pair of socks: Get your dad a nice red snapper rig this Father’s Day — because it looks like he might be able to use it all summer long this year in federal waters.

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June 07 at 8:50 am
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