May 9, 2010 5:23 PM
L.D.W.F. ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE CHANGES TO THE LOUISIANA SHRIMP SEASON
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced that the shrimp season in the territorial seas of the central coast of Louisiana – from Four Bayou Pass to Freshwater Bayou -- closes effective sunset, Saturday, May 8, 2010.
Effective with this action, all outside territorial waters from the Mississippi/Louisiana state line to Freshwater Bayou are closed to shrimp harvesting.
Secretary Barham also announced that LDWF will delay the opening of the inshore shrimp season in Zone 2 until further notice.
Secretary Barham also announced that the inshore waters of Zone 3, from the western shore of Vermilion Bay to the Louisiana/Texas state line are opened at sunset, Saturday, May 8, 2010.
Secretary Barham has made these decisions based on the potential effects from the Gulf oil spill and under the authority granted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.