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  • LWF Takes Action to Extend Louisiana State Waters

    June 8, 2012 11:47 AM

    The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took the first bold move to extend state waters from three miles offshore to three marine leagues or approximately 10.357 miles. The commission approved this action based on Act 336 passed during the 2011 legislative session, which recognizes that the Louisiana gulfward boundary... more »
  • Hundreds of crab traps removed from waters

    May 7, 2012 9:10 AM

    COCODRIE, La. (AP) - Volunteers have removed more than 740 abandoned crab traps from Terrebonne Parish waters as a part of the state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Derelict Crab Trap Removal project. Wildlife and Fisheries officials partnered with the LSU AgCenter on the removal effort, staging a volunteer cleanup... more »
  • Corps monitors levees as waters rise on river

    March 28, 2012 9:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - With the Mississippi River rising as it does every spring, the Army Corps of Engineers has begun monitoring the levees along the river. The corps says it has begun patrolling levees up and down the river between Baton Rouge to the mouth of the Mississippi because... more »
  • Sweep of coastal waters brings up 1,900 crab traps

    March 16, 2012 9:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials say a sweep of coastal waters in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes found more than 1,900 abandoned and derelict crab traps. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the traps were picked up and taken to a salvage yard for recycling. More than... more »
  • Delcambre Flood Waters Recede Quickly

    September 5, 2011 6:57 PM

    Tropical Storm Lee impacted Louisiana's coast with plenty of rain and wind. While most of Acadiana did not see the full potential of the storm, some communities found themselves underwater. In Delcambre, several streets closed off due a foot or more of flooding. But on Monday, conditions were all dried... more »
  • Search on for swimmer caught in Lee-churned waters

    September 5, 2011 9:30 AM

    GULF SHORES, Ala. (AP) - A Coast Guard helicopter was searching Sunday night for a teenage boy swept away in rough waters churned up by Tropical Storm Lee. The boy was one of three teenagers who were caught in a rip current off Gulf Shores, said Maj. Anthony Lowery of... more »
  • Special 5-day shrimp season in some Louisiana waters

    April 8, 2011 5:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a special five-day shrimp season will open at 6 a.m. April 18 in some state waters. It says biologists have found marketable shrimp from the eastern shore of Bayou Grand Caillou to the western shore of Vermilion.... more »
  • Obama: No Offshore Drilling in East Coast Waters

    December 1, 2010 12:23 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a reversal, the Obama administration says it will not pursue offshore drilling in East Coast waters, including the eastern Gulf of Mexico. A senior administration official said on Wednesday that because of the BP oil spill, the Interior Department will not propose any new oil drilling... 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 »
  • More LA Waters Opened to Commercial Crabbing

    August 22, 2010 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened some state waters east of the Mississippi River's Southwest Pass to commercial crabbing. The areas had been closed because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Areas reopened on Friday to sport fishing remain closed to commercial... 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 »
  • Several Areas of LA's Waters Reopened to Commercial Fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes

    August 16, 2010 11:21 AM

    Several areas of Louisiana's state waters were reopened Saturday, August 14 to commercial fishing in Lafourche, Terrebonne, Plaquemines and Jefferson parishes, showing more progress for Louisiana's fishing industry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ( LDWF) in coordination with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered an emergency... more »
  • Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing.

    August 6, 2010 9:43 PM

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Authorities are reopening all of Mississippi's territorial waters in the Gulf of Mexico for all commercial and recreational shrimping and fin-fishing. The order took effect at 5 p.m. Friday in waters south of the barrier islands, which are about 12 miles off the coastline. Some shrimping... more »
  • Decision On Whether Waters Can Be Opened To Commercial Fishing

    July 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal says he's expecting a decision from federal authorities within days on whether most Louisiana state waters can be opened to commercial fishing. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission decided Wednesday to open the areas to recreational fishing after hearing that every oyster, fish,... 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 »
  • Ban On Offshore Drilling In Florida Waters On November Ballot

    July 8, 2010 5:35 PM

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has called a special session of the state Legislature to get a constitutional ban on offshore oil drilling in Florida waters on the November ballot. Crist on Thursday said the session will be held July 20 to July 23. Crist has said he... more »
  • Flood Water in Iberia Seeps into Homes

    July 6, 2010 6:50 PM

    Flood waters took over some New Iberia neighborhoods today. Residents on Neco Town Road woke up this morning to a lake surrounding their homes. Ida Lewis said she wasn’t the first to notice the flood water—her dog did. "He thought he had a straight shot and he just... more »
  • 8,000 Square Miles Of Closed Fishing Waters Reopened

    June 23, 2010 6:15 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - More than 8,000 square miles of closed fishing waters have been reopened in the Gulf of Mexico because no oil has been observed there. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday said the most significant opening is an area south of Mississippi, which was closed... more »
  • More Gulf Waters Closed to Fishing

    June 5, 2010 10:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Fishing has been banned in more waters off Florida because of the creeping oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will close an additional 565 square miles to fishermen near Panama City, Fla., starting Saturday evening. NOAA spokesman Kim Amendola... more »
  • 1/3 of federal waters in Gulf closing to fishing

    June 1, 2010 3:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Almost one-third of federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico is closing to commercial and recreational fishing because of the oil spill. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration expanded the area by 5 percent Tuesday. NOAA says as of 6 p.m. EDT Tuesday that nearly 76,000... more »
  • 22-Mile Oil Plume Under Gulf Nears Rich Waters

    May 28, 2010 10:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A thick, 22-mile plume of oil discovered by researchers off the BP spill site was nearing an underwater canyon, where it could poison the foodchain for sealife in the waters off Florida. The discovery by researchers on the University of South Florida College of Marine Science's... more »

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