Fishing

Editorial: Time for action to reverse fishing closures is now

Internet forums have become the modern-day town square, providing easy outlets through which to express opinions. Unfortunately, the anonymous nature of forum aliases mutes those voices, and those elected or appointed to represent us simply ignore complaints from these venues.

So it’s time LouisianaSportsman.com users step from behind the façade of aliases, and demand their right to catch the fish of this state’s coastal waters be renewed when the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meets at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
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Inshore Fishing

Eastern Pontchartrain, Borgne, much of Hopdale, eastern Delacroix closed immediately

Fishing closures on the east side of the Mississippi River were expanded dramatically this morning (July 5) by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, which shut down all fishing in Lake Borgne, the extreme eastern portion of Lake Pontchartrain, Hopedale, the eastern portion of Delacroix, and some Pointe a la Hache waters in response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. […]

Fishing

Fishing closures re-enacted in response to Hurricane Alex, movement of oil toward coast

Fishing was shut down again in some areas across the Southeast Louisiana coastline as a precaution “due to strong east to southeast winds and higher than normal tides influenced by Hurricane Alex and the proximity of oil in portions of inshore and offshore state waters, ” the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries reported today (July 1). The closures – which impact fishing in Breton and Chandeleur sounds, Barataria Bay, and the Cocodrie and Dularge marshes – went into effect about 10:15 a.m. […]