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Dec 31, 2010 4:55 PM by Chris Welty

Small Coastal Shark Season Opens Jan. 1

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The 2011 season for small non-sandbar
coastal sharks in Louisiana state waters will open Jan. 1.
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert
Barham announced the new season Thursday. The 2010 season closed in
November.
The shark group is composed of bonnethead, Atlantic sharpnose,
blacknose and finetooth sharks.
The non-sandbar small coastal shark fishery is very small in
Louisiana and is primarily incidental. The annual Atlantic and Gulf
of Mexico quota for this fishery is about 1 million pounds.
The 2011 non-sandbar large coastal shark season will open on
March 1.

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