Two Derelict Crab Trap Closures for 2017 During The Statewide Trap Closure
Notice of Intent for a rule that describes two different regions along the entire Louisiana coast to be closed for the purpose of removing derelict crab traps has been approved.
These closures for trap removal fall during a new seasonal closure of the commercial harvest and the use of all crab traps for 30 days beginning on the third Monday in February. Only Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) personnel or their designees may remove and dispose of abandoned crab traps during the closure periods.
Special Artificial Reef Sites
LDWF’s Artificial Reef Program is considering lifting an eight-year moratorium on Special Artificial Reef Sites (SARS). The program feels unique opportunities for creating reef sites outside of artificial reef planning areas still exist and should explore these potential opportunities and improve guidelines for SARS development.
More articles in this month’s edition of Lagniappe:
- LDWF Releases Stock Assessments
- Fish Gear Coordinates-August 2016
- 2016-2017 Louisiana Oyster Seasons
- Louisiana Shrimp Watch
- The Gumbo Pot – Grilled Shrimp with Corn Macque Choux
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