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Non-sandbar large coastal shark commercial fishing to open

4 months 3 weeks 2 days ago January 29, 2017 Jan 29, 2017 Sunday, January 29 2017 January 29, 2017 11:09 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - The commercial fishing season for non-sandbar large coastal sharks will open in Louisiana waters at 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 1.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will also open at that time. The commercial season will remain open in federal waters until 80 percent of the federal quota has been harvested or is projected to be harvested in the Gulf.

The commercial and recreational season for the harvest of all sharks in Louisiana state waters will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on April 1 until 12:01 a.m. on July 1, per an existing fixed seasonal closure to protect shark pupping.

During the open season, there is a daily bag limit of 45 sharks per commercial licensed angler.

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