Fishing

Louisiana Crab Task Force to Meet on October 8th

Release Date: 09/30/2015

 

News Release
 
For Immediate Release
September 30, 2015
 
Contact: Rene LeBreton
Public Information
LDWF
(504) 286-8745
rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

 

Louisiana Crab Task Force Meeting
Pete Gerica, chairman
Thursday, October 8, at 1:00 p.m.
UNO Advanced Technology Center
2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
 
Agenda:
 
 I.       Roll Call and introduction of guests
 II.      Approval of September 22 meeting minutes and October 8 agenda
III.      Financial Report
IV.      Old Business
         A.    Crab Task Force member update on discussions with constituents regarding crab management options
 
V.       New Business
         A.     Actions for restricting crabbing areas
         B.     Recreational crabbing management options  
 
VI.        Public Comment
VII.       Set Next Meeting
VIII.      Adjourn
 
The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5361159692935925762
 
For meeting inquiries please contact Allison West at 504-286-8739 or awest@wlf.la.gov.
 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

 

CANCELLED - Oyster Task Force Health Subcommittee Cancelled

Release Date: 09/30/2015

 

News Release
For Immediate Release
September 30, 2015
Contact: Rene LeBreton
Public Information LDWF
(504) 286-8745
rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

 

 
Oyster Task Force Health Subcommittee is CANCELLED
John Tesvich, Chairman
 
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:00 P.M.
UNO Advanced Technology Center
2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210
New Orleans, LA 70122
 
This meeting has been CANCELLED
For meeting inquiries please contact Allison West at 504-286-8739 or awest@wlf.la.gov.
 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

Louisiana Fisheries Forward to Host Oyster Industry Workshops

Release Date: 09/29/2015

(Sept. 29, 2015) - Louisiana Fisheries Forward, a Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Louisiana Sea Grant collaborative program, will host a series of educational oyster industry workshops in coastal Louisiana. 
 
Workshop topics include oyster harvesting tags and requirements, methods of sale of oysters, private seed production and industry legislative updates. These presentations are designed to help those in the oyster industry thrive in a constantly changing marketplace.
 
Workshop dates and times are as follows:
 
Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Belle Chase Auditorium
Belle Chase, La.
 
POSTPONED!
Thursday, October 15, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Dumas Auditorium
Houma, La.
 
LFF was established with the goal of improving the economic success of Louisiana’s commercial fishing industry by showcasing new technology and best practice methods.
 
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.
 
Since its establishment in 1968, Louisiana Sea Grant (www.laseagrant.org) has worked to promote stewardship of the state’s coastal resources through a combination of research, education and outreach programs critical to the cultural, economic and environmental health of Louisiana’s coastal zone. Louisiana Sea Grant, based at Louisiana State University, is part of the National Sea Grant College Program, a network of 33 university-based programs in each of the U.S. coastal and Great Lakes states and Puerto Rico.
 

AMENDED - Agenda For October Commission Meeting

Release Date: 09/28/2015

News Release

 

For Immediate Release
Septermber 28, 2015

 

Contact: Rene LeBreton

Public Information
LDWF

(504) 286-8745
rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The next regular Commission Meeting will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

 

The following items will be discussed:

I.     Call to order

 

II.     Roll call

 

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

 

IV.     Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

 

V.     To hear Enforcement Reports September 2015 - Lt Col Martin

 

VI.     To recognize the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) Award Winning National Tournament Participants - Robert Stroede 

 

VII.     To hear a presentation on the 2015 Red Snapper Season data- Joey Shepard

 

VIII.     To Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Amend the season dates for the Falconry Seasons for Ducks, Rails and Gallinules - Larry Reynolds                  

           

IX.     To hear a summary of the public meetings comments and recommended options for Waterfowl Hunting Zones and Splits - Larry Reynolds          

    

X.      To consider dedicating and expending ten (10) percent of the licensing fees dedicated for the development and preservation of breeding grounds for migratory waterfowl pursuant to La. R.S.56:104 (A)(1)(b). - Fred Whitrock      

                                      

XI.     Set February 2016 Meeting Date

 

XII.     Receive Public Comments

 

XIII.     Adjournment

 

To access a live stream of the event, please register for October 2015 LWF Commission Meeting on October 1, 2015 9:30 AM CDT at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9207252466341645058

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

 

Agenda For Commission Meeting

Release Date: 09/25/2015

The next regular Commission Meeting will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, October 1, 2015, at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA

 

The following items will be discussed:

I.     Call to order

II.     Roll call

III.     Approval of minutes from last meeting

IV.     Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

V.     To hear Enforcement Reports September 2015 - Lt Col Martin

VI.     To recognize the Archery in Louisiana Schools (ALAS) Award Winning National Tournament Participants - Robert Stroede 

VII.     To hear a presentation on the 2015 Red Snapper Season data- Joey Shepard

VIII.     To Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Amend the season dates for the Falconry Seasons for Ducks, Rails and Gallinules - Larry Reynolds                              

IX.     To hear a summary of the public meetings comments and recommended options for Waterfowl Hunting Zones and Splits - Larry Reynolds               

X.     To hear a status report on the request for an Attorney General’s opinion on the Breeding Habitat Statutory dedicated funding - Fred Whitrock                                             

XI.     Set February 2016 Meeting Date

XII.     Receive Public Comments

XIII.     Adjournment

To access a live stream of the event, please register for October 2015 LWF Commission Meeting on October 1, 2015 9:30 AM CDT at:   https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/920725246634164505

ZeMurray Park in Hammond, LA joins LDWF's Get Out and Fish! Program

Release Date: 09/25/2015

As the newest Get Out and Fish! community fishing location, the City of Hammond invites you to join them for an event on Saturday, October 3, 2015 at ZeMurray Park. Prior to the event, ZeMurray park pond will be stocked with 300 lbs of adult channel catfish. Volunteers will offer a family friendly fishing competition and lots of fun activities. So grab your gear and Get Out and Fish at Zemurray Park! 

Fishing competition categories include heaviest catfish and heaviest “other” fish.  Age divisions include Little Angler (ages 8 and under), Junior Angler (ages 9-15) and Adult Angler (ages 16 and older).   Anglers 16 and older must possess a valid Louisiana fishing license.

The event is free, and the first 100 registrants in attendance will receive a free rod and reel and goody bag.  In addition, every participant will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Saturday’s sponsors include The Hammond Firefighters Union (Local 2361), The Hammond Union of Police (Local 345), Hammond Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 34, Kiwanis, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Big Bad Ben, Cate St. Pub, Jani King, Cashe Coudrain & Sandage, Alexander Mobile Notary Services, Walmart Hammond & Ponchatoula, Target, Albertson’s of Hammond, Pioneer Products, Winn Dixie, and Kentwood Water. 

This event is hosted in conjunction with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation.  The LWFF was formed to provide a means for individuals and corporations to become partners with the Department and Commission in the challenge of conserving Louisiana’s wildlife and fish resources.

For more information on Get Out and Fish! Program, contact Danica Williams at dwilliams@wlf.la.gov or (504) 628-7282.  

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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