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Lake Bistineau Drawdown To Begin July 15

Lake Bistineau will undergo a drawdown to assist with the control of giant salvinia, an invasive aquatic plant, beginning July 15, 2008.  This action follows two large-scale herbicide applications utilizing spray crews from around the state where over 4,900 acres of aquatic vegetation was treated, expending a total of 3,656…


Clear-Smithport Lake to Undergo Second Drawdown

The second in a series of drawdowns of Clear-Smithport Lake, recommended by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Inland Fisheries Division, will begin on June 16, 2008.  Inland Fisheries biologists reported positive results after last summer’s drawdown and a second drawdown should further improve the lake’s ecosystem. Clear-Smithport…


L.D.W.F. Offering Herpetology Teacher Workshop in July

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering an opportunity for professional development for educators July 22-24, 2008 at the Woodworth Education Center in Woodworth. The workshop will focus on native reptiles and amphibians of Louisiana and will include presentations from herpetologists from around the state.  Participants will learn…


L.D.W.F. To Participate in Lapsed Angler Program

In an effort to lure former Louisiana anglers back into the ranks of recreational fishing license holders, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has joined the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s (RBFF) Lapsed Angler Program. LDWF will launch the campaign on May 28 and target approximately 70,000 lapsed…


L.D.W.F. Agents Discover Illegal Seafood Shipments in Orleans Parish

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a Jefferson Parish wholesale seafood dealer on May 12 for allegedly possessing unreported, farm-raised game fish and undocumented blue crabs at a New Orleans seafood processing facility.   Agents arrived at the seafood processing facility to perform an inspection, when…


L.D.W.F. and Bowie Outfitters To Hold Deer Scoring and Measuring Event on May 10

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in cooperation with Bowie Outfitters, in Baton Rouge, is conducting a deer scoring and measuring event this Saturday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Bowie Outfitters is located at 8630 Perkins Road. Attendees are encouraged to bring their deer heads and…


Commercial Fisheries For Deepwater Groupers and Tilefishes in Louisiana Waters To Close 12:01 A.M. Local Time, May 10, 2008 Until January 1, 2009

The commercial fisheries for deepwater groupers and tilefishes in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on May 10, 2008, and will remain closed until Jan. 1, 2009.  The deepwater grouper assemblage includes misty, snowy, yellowedge, Warsaw grouper, and speckled hind.  The tilefish assemblage includes tilefish, goldface tilefish, blackline tilefish,…


L.D.W.F. Agents Catch Fishermen With 909 Red Snapper

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents wrote over 100 fishing citations to 20 men on Bayou Fourchon located in Lafourche Parish on Monday, April 28. Agents stopped the charter boat, “The Captain Charlie”, which was occupied by 18 paid fishermen, the captain and one deck hand.  Agents boarded…


Louisiana Spring Shrimp Season To Open

The opening dates of the 2008 Louisiana spring shrimp season were announced at the May 1 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission.  The declaration of emergency, which established the season opening dates, followed a presentation of the latest biological and hydrological data compiled by the Louisiana Department of…