Fishing

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WWL Newsroom
September 01, 2019 - 12:21 pm
A group of Louisiana fishermen and oystermen who oppose diverting freshwater are recruiting allies in Mississippi. Concerns about Mississippi River diversions were raised at a meeting in Gulfport. It focused on damage to the Mississippi Sound following two openings of the Bonnet Carre spillway this...
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Amos Morale III
August 19, 2019 - 1:36 pm
Theophile Bourgeois was a frequent guest on Louisiana Great Outdoors with Don Dubuc and with good reason. Bourgeois was a true Louisiana sportsman. “We nicknamed him the ‘Louisiana Man’ and that song was his theme song when we introduced him every Saturday morning,” Dubuc said. Dubuc and Bourgeois...
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Thomas Perumean
July 08, 2019 - 1:51 pm
The crew of a cargo ship is facing a myriad of charges in connection after it was found his vessel had illegally caught 348 pounds of red snapper. The bust was made June 19 when the ship put into port at Reserve. Agricutlure Specialists with the Customs and Border Protection Agency boarded the ship...
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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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