Lagniappe Fisheries Newsletter — June 2016


Go Gig ’em…Flounder

The Southern Flounder is found throughout the Gulf of Mexico on mud and sand bottoms, from shallow low-salinity estuaries to near-shore and shallow offshore waters. Flounder are a flatfish and therefore, laterally compressed. Their left side is brown with dark with white spots and is where both of their eyes are located while the right side is white.

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Oyster Harvester Training Program

In June, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action on a Notice of Intent (NOI) to establish an Oyster Harvester Training Program mandated by Act 276 of the 2016 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature.

The purpose of the program is to develop professionalism in the oyster harvest industry. The NOI establishes the requirements needed to complete the program, including training in the Louisiana Shellfish Sanitation Program and the best harvest practices for conservation of the species.

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More articles in this month’s edition of Lagniappe: 

  • Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Closure
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Fish Gear Coordinates
  • Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – John Besh’s Crunchy Shrimp Salad


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