The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission adopted a notice of intent to promulgate rules that mirror the current federal rules and regulations for turtle excluder devices.
This action would allow infractions concerning the illegal use of TEDs to be handled in the state courts, as opposed to the federal system. This action is similar to those that the Commission has taken to have concurrent state and federal fishery management regulations.
The Shrimp Task Force supported this action unanimously at their December 9, 2015 meeting.
To view the full notice of intent, please click here.
Interested persons may submit comments relevant to the proposed rule by 4:30 p.m. April 1, 2016 to Jeffrey Marx, Office of Fisheries, 2415 Darnall Road, New Iberia, LA 70560 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.