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 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.

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. […]