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LDWF Staff Instrumental in Protecting the Resource at the 2012 Bassmaster Classic

March 12, 2012 – Earlier this year, anglers from across the country converged in Shreveport, La., for the biggest event in tournament fishing, the Bassmaster Classic. The country’s best anglers battled it out during the three-day event on one of the nation’s best bass fisheries, the Red River. The B.A.S.S….


State of Louisiana Announces Louisiana Blue Crab to Be First Sustainable Blue Crab Fishery in the World

March 12, 2012 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) in coordination with the Louisiana Crab Task Force and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB), announced the Louisiana blue crab fishery has been recognized with the seal of ‘sustainability’ by a third-party organization, the Marine…


LDWF Biologists Document Oil at Elmer’s Island

Photos provided by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries depict images of oil as it washes ashore Elmer’s Island today in Lafouche Parish. LDWF biologists, stationed at the Fisheries Lab in Grand Isle, conduct daily field surveys of Elmer’s Island, Grand Terre, Port Fourchon and Grand Isle beaches, documenting…


L.D.W.F. Stocks New Orleans City Park With Florida Largemouth Bass

This week the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Office of Fisheries stocked a total of 252 adult Florida largemouth bass into the New Orleans City Park lagoon system. These fish had previously been used as brood stock at the LDWF Booker Fowler Fish Hatchery in Forest Hill to produce…


Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana is Closed Until Further Notice Due To Impact of Hurricane Ike

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has closed Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge until further notice due to the impact of Hurricane Ike. The coastal refuge, just south of LA 82, includes acres in Cameron and Vermilion parishes. Ike’s winds and storm surge damaged the refuge offices, lab areas, dormitories…


L.W.F.C. Sets Tentative Migratory Waterfowl Seasons

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) voted to tentatively adopt proposed season dates, bag limits and shooting hours for the 2008-09 migratory waterfowl season at their Aug. 7 meeting.  The dates will be ratified by a declaration of emergency from the commission, after approval from the U.S. Fish and…


L.D.W.F. To Hold Alligator Lottery Hunts

In order to increase alligator harvest opportunities, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will initiate new alligator lottery hunts on eight Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) for the 2008 alligator harvest season. These areas include: Atchafalaya Delta WMA, St. Mary Parish; Elm Hall WMA, Assumption Parish; Joyce WMA, Tangipahoa…


Shrimp Season to Close in Remainder of Zone 2

The 2008 spring inshore shrimp season in the remainder of Shrimp Management Zone 2 extending from the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line westward to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and Southwest Pass at Marsh Island and from the western…


Grass Carp Protection in A Restricted Area Now In Effect

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is reminding the public that the take and possession of grass carp and the use of gill and trammel nets in a restricted area of Avoyelles Parish where the department has stocked grass carp for aquatic weed control is prohibited.  This new rule…


Fishing on Iatt Lake Will Remain Open Until June 23

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), at its June 5 meeting, decided to temporarily close Iatt Lake to all fishing, effective June 9, in anticipation of lower water levels in the lake due to a recent drawdown. Water levels have not fallen as far as anticipated, in part due…