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Don Ames
June 15, 2019 - 2:32 pm
More than 260 dolphins have been found stranded along the northern Gulf of Mexico since February 1st. According to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, that's three times the usual amount. The increase has prompted NOAA Fisheries to declare an Unusual Mortality Event This...
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Don Ames
May 30, 2019 - 11:27 am
Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser is supporting a Gulf-wide coalition that wants FEMA to declare a state of emergency specific to Gulf seafood and its related industries. This comes as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prepares to open the Morganza Spillway Thursday, June 6th,, sending fresh...
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Don Ames
May 19, 2019 - 8:01 am
A U.S. Coast Guard official says the search is on to find a Louisiana man lost in the water while fishing in Grand Isle. 34-year-old Joey Guidroz of Galliano was fishing with friends on the isle around 4 p.m. when he went behind a break wall to cast his net, according to the Coast Guard. The man's...
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April 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will begin May 24. The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the season will run on weekends only, and will last until the total catch approaches or reaches the state's allotment of more than 816,000 pounds for private...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The group that manages Gulf of Mexico fishing in federal waters says states can keep managing anglers' catch of red snapper after this year. The popular sport and table fish is still recovering from nearly disastrous overfishing. The Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council...
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March 23, 2019 - 10:41 am
(AP) - Federal officials say fishing seasons for triggerfish and amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico have been shortened. The recreational season for gray triggerfish will close May 11, and won't reopen until March 2020. The season for greater amberjack would normally reopen May 1, but will remain...
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February 09, 2019 - 2:19 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A recently created interactive map lets people know if pollution has made a Louisiana waterway unsafe for swimming, and tells anglers whether it's safe to eat their catch. The map shows 58 lakes, bayous and other waterways where contaminated fish have been caught, the bottom is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Tim Hitchens, of Gulfprort, Miss., pulls in a fish while fishing from a pier in the Gulf of Mexico, the morning after Tropical Storm Gordon made landfall nearby, in Biloxi, Miss. The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by in December. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
January 13, 2019 - 8:35 am
The rules that govern recreational marine fishing in the U.S. will get an overhaul due to a new law passed by Congress. The new standards are part of a suite of changes that proponents call the Modern Fish Act. They were approved by the House and Senate in December. The author of the proposal,...
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January 05, 2019 - 12:21 pm
TOKYO (AP) - A 612-pound (278-kilogram) bluefin tuna sold for a record 333.6 million yen ($3 million) at the first auction of 2019, after Tokyo's famed Tsukiji market was moved to a new site on the city's waterfront. It was paid by Kiyomura Corp., whose owner, Kiyoshi Kimura, runs the Sushi Zanmai...
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Don Ames
November 18, 2018 - 11:38 am
A father and son were found dead in Lake Pontchartrain Saturday night after taking their boat onto the lake to go fishing. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries agents, NOPD officers and the US Coast Guard were dispatched to search the lake after their unmanned boat was found Saturday...
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