Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

WWL Newsroom
December 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
A federal judge has temporarily blocked a California law banning the import and sale of alligator and crocodile products. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller also scheduled an April 24 hearing on Louisiana's request for a longer-lasting order called a preliminary injunction. “The temporary...
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Chris Miller
WWL Newsroom
December 21, 2019 - 10:51 am
It looks as if Louisiana's recreational red snapper season will continue through 11:59 p.m. New Year's Eve. Surveys indicate that 98% of the state's quota had been caught as of Dec. 8, with about 16,100 pounds remaining, according to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. If that's all...
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WWL Newsroom
November 16, 2019 - 8:13 am
Gov. John Bel Edwards says the Louisiana fishing industry has been hit with $258 million in losses due to historic flooding this year. In a news release Friday, the governor says the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries conducted an economic impact analysis to determine the flooding...
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Don Ames
November 10, 2019 - 10:36 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is looking for new enforcement agents to help preserve the Sportsman’s Paradise. LDWF spokesperson Adam Einck says applications will be accepted for until November 24th and they hope to hire 24 cadets interested in making the outdoors their next...
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WWL Newsroom
October 10, 2019 - 8:15 pm
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says state waters hold enough red snapper for at least three more weekends of sport fishing, starting Friday. A news release says the weekend is running from 12:01 a.m. Friday through 12:01 a.m. Monday this weekend and the next two weekends. The...
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Don Ames
September 26, 2019 - 8:59 pm
Louisiana is now included under a federally declared fishing disaster, which makes state fishermen and businesses eligible to request assistance from a 165 million dollar Congressionally approved fund. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist Administrator, Jason Froeba, says the...
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Associated Press
September 21, 2019 - 10:05 am
For weeks in August, state and federal biologists worked to rescue endangered fish that had been swept out of the Mississippi River during a flood fight that lasted months. They waded, leaned out of boats, and worked neck-deep in water to net pallid sturgeon. The endangered sturgeon and flat-billed...
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Don Ames
September 19, 2019 - 9:43 pm
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office arrested the captain of a shrimping boat after ship-to-ship combat broke out between him and another captain while sailing near New Orleans East. 35-year-old Casey Russell, of Slidell, was taken into custody after the altercation. Authorities say Russell was...
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Don Ames
September 12, 2019 - 9:27 pm
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents wrote 78 citations to 62 subjects for alleged dove hunting-related violations during the opening weekend of the dove season, Sept. 7-8. In Caddo Parish, agents issued four citations to three subjects for possessing over the limit of...
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Tommy Tucker, WWL First News
July 03, 2019 - 10:51 am
"Intuitive Revulsion" I’d never heard that phrase before, and yet it succinctly summed up exactly what I was feeling. But more on that later. Nutria, as you probably already know, pose a tremendous threat to the wetlands. These dirty, oversized rats can consume up to 20 percent of their body weight...
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