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  • Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1, 2012

    March 26, 2012 9:02 AM

    The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds anglers that the recreational harvest of shallow-water groupers - except for gag - reopens April 1 within the 200-mile limit of the Gulf of Mexico federal waters. The annual February 1 - March 31 closure of Gulf recreational shallow-water grouper includes gag,... more »
  • Another Portion Gulf Reopened to Commercial and Recreational Fishing

    October 5, 2010 3:56 PM

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) - Another portion of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after federal scientists found no oil contamination to bar consumption of seafood. The 2,927 square-mile area is located off eastern Louisiana, about 40 miles south of the BP well that spewed... more »
  • Recreational Red Snapper Season OK'd for Gulf

    September 22, 2010 10:00 AM

    MOBILE, Ala. - Federal fisheries managers have approved a weekend recreational red snapper season for the Gulf of Mexico in October and November. The National Marine Fisheries Service set the season on Tuesday. It will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from Oct. 1 until Nov. 22. Officials say the daily... more »
  • More Federal Waters in Gulf Open to Fishing

    September 3, 2010 3:56 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - More federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida Panhandle are open to commercial and recreational fishing. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday that the 3,114-square mile area had a low risk for future exposure to oil. Tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi and other... more »
  • LDWF Reopens All State Waters to Recreational Angling

    August 20, 2010 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Today, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission ordered an immediate opening of all state inshore and offshore territorial waters to recreational angling, including charter boat angling. The areas opened today by the commission do not include the recreational harvest of shrimp, crabs or oysters. Prior to... more »
  • Recreational red snapper season may reopen in Gulf

    August 2, 2010 9:05 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Recreational fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico may be allowed to go after red snapper in federal waters later this year, even though the red snapper season closed on July 24. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council said Monday it will ask for the recreational... more »
  • Part of Mississippi River delta Reopens to Recreational Fishing

    July 29, 2010 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham reopens part of the Mississippi River delta in Plaquemines Parish to recreational fishing. He says state waters from the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass were being opened at 6... more »
  • LA OKs Most State Waters for Recreational Fishing

    July 14, 2010 8:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - After hearing that every oyster, fish, shrimp and crab taken in Louisiana waters has tested safe to eat, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has voted to open most state waters to recreational fishing. Heavily oiled areas and those where booming operations or cleanup is... more »
  • Recreational Fishing: Catch-And-Release Program

    July 7, 2010 1:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials have lifted a ban on recreational fishing in waters closed because of the BP oil spill, but fish reeled in must be released. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said only finfish are affected. Shrimp, crabs or other species cannot be taken. Most Louisiana... more »

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