Shrimp Season

Louisiana Shrimp Season to Close January 24 in Portions of State Inside Waters

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2019 fall shrimp season will close at official sunset on Friday, January 24, 2020, in the following portions of state inside waters:

Lake Pontchartrain, Chef Menteur and Rigolets Passes, Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound, Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO), a section of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Orleans parish from the GIWW East Closure Sector Gate westward to the GIWW intersection with the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal.

 

See above for a map of the closure area.

The following state waters will remain open to shrimping until further notice:

The open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sound as bounded by the double-rig line described in R.S. 56:495.1(A)2. 

For more information, contact Peyton Cagle at (337)491-2575 or pcagle@wlf.la.gov.

 

Tow Time Regulations Reminder

Federal Turtle Excluder Device (TED) regulations require skimmer net fishermen to limit tow times. Maximum tow times are 55 minutes from April 1 through October 31 and increase to 75 minutes from November 1 through March 31.