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  • Scientists: Fish are sick where BP's oil spill hit

    April 19, 2012 7:40 AM

    BARATARIA BAY, La. (AP) - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest. The scientists are unsure what's causing... more »
  • Something in the Water: Part 2

    May 13, 2011 12:09 AM

    Roughly half of all Louisiana lakes, rivers and bayous have a mercury or chemical advisory when it comes to eating fish. But getting people to pay attention to the health risks and following the State's recommendations has its challenges. For many anglers, their favorite past time or lifestyle started... more »
  • America's faith tested by LA seafood during lent

    March 11, 2011 12:18 AM

    Some Christians will give up their burgers for fish on Fridays. But can lent restore faith in Louisiana's seafood? "Les vent de careme means the winds of lent." Laura LaHaye says, "the old people used to tell us when the wind would blow like that, we knew lent was right... more »
  • Feds develop policy for offshore fish farming

    February 9, 2011 9:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration said on Wednesday it supports the farming of fish in federal waters, but that the practice needs to be done in a safe and scientifically sound manner. In the Gulf of Mexico, businesses have proposed growing fish on unused oil and natural... more »
  • Massive Fish Kill in Plaquemines Parish

    September 13, 2010 6:10 PM

    POINTE-A-LA-HACHE, La. (AP) - A weekend fish kill in Plaquemines Parish has prompted officials to ask state wildlife experts to investigate. Dead fish were found floating atop the water at Bayou Chaland on the west side of the Mississippi River late Friday. The dead fish included pogies, redfish, drum, crabs,... more »
  • Dead Fish Likely killed from Lack of Oxygen

    August 24, 2010 4:32 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - State officials say thousands of dead fish floating at the mouth of a shipping channel likely died from a seasonal lack of oxygen - and not the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Bettween 5,000 and 15,000 dead fish were found Sunday, collected in pockets of spill... more »
  • Thousands of Fish Found Floating at MRGO

    August 23, 2010 6:04 PM

    CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - Thousands of dead fish have been found floating at the mouth of a shipping channel that connects the Port of New Orleans with the Gulf of Mexico. St. Bernard Parish President Craig Taffaro says the fish kill was found Sunday afternoon at the mouth of the... more »
  • Hundreds of thousands of fish washed ashore in Gulfport, Ms.

    July 20, 2010 3:57 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Marine biologists are trying to determine what caused the death of hundreds of thousands of menhaden that washed ashore Monday in Gulfport near Jones Park. Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Marine Resources took samples of the fish to determine the... more »
  • New Fishing Closure

    May 31, 2010 5:42 PM

    NOAA has extended the northern boundary of the closed fishing area in the Gulf of Mexico up to the Mississippi federal-state water line and portions of the Alabama federal-state water line – this federal closure does not apply to any state waters. Closing fishing in these areas is a... more »
  • Another Fishing Closure To Report

    May 20, 2010 7:17 PM

    Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities in a portion of the territorial seas, in lower Jefferson Parish, from the eastern shore of Barataria Pass to the western shore of Caminada Pass effective today, May 20,... more »
  • More Fishing Areas Opened

    May 12, 2010 2:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The state has reopened some offshore waters off Grand Isle to recreational and commercial fishing. Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham says Louisiana's territorial seas are now open from the eastern shore of Empire Canal to the western shore of... more »
  • 256th Operation Catch Fish III

    May 7, 2010 12:12 PM

    CAMP LIBERTY, Baghdad - Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team enjoy a day of fishing with Operation Catch Fish III, hosted by Joe Mercurio, Sheli Sanders, Mary Delgado and Gary Hain with special guests New Orleans Saints cheerleaders, the Saintsations. OCF came to Victory Base... more »
  • Louisiana to host new saltwater-fishing tournaments

    February 18, 2010 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana is getting ready to begin a new series of tag-and-release saltwater fishing tournaments. It's for two-person teams in boats that are at least 15 feet long and have live wells; redfish caught will be tagged by people from the Aquarium of the Americas. Five... more »
  • Coastal Erosion

    November 24, 2009 9:05 AM

    Families first moved to the coast from France in 1770 drawn by the abundant resources and that life today continues to fish the coast. Louisiana is the nation's largest producer of shrimp, oysters and blue crab and fills a large part of the US fresh fish demand and 40 thousand... more »
  • Brown Pelican removed from endangered species list

    November 11, 2009 3:40 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Sam Hamilton today announced that the brown pelican, a species once decimated by the pesticide DDT, has recovered and is being removed from the... more »
  • Henderson Lake Fish Population To Be Replenished

    November 10, 2009 6:42 PM

    By next summer, Henderson Lake should be back to it's Pre-Gustav fishing form. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries replenished the lake with some 112,000 fish. It was a mixed bag, 70% Blue Gill, the remaining 30% Red Ear sunfish. The hatchlings are from the Inland Fisheries Booker... more »
  • Clean Out Your Freezer

    October 9, 2009 3:07 PM

    Lafayette, LA - The Outreach Center's annual Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Local sportsmen and their families are encouraged to "clean out your freezers" and donate frozen processed game and fish from the 2008 season. Collection sites will... more »
  • Outreach Center: Hunters for the Hungry

    October 5, 2009 3:05 PM

    The Outreach Center's annual Hunters for the Hungry food drive will be held on Sunday, October 11th from 10AM to 3PM. Local sportsmen and their families are encouraged to "clean out your freezers" and donate frozen processed game and fish from the 2008 season. Collection sites will be set up... more »

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