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  • New Orleans man cited for selling redfish, trout

    July 4, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans man has been cited for allegedly selling redfish and speckled trout from his home. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' agents cited 34-year-old Paul Haptonstall for selling commercial fish without a commercial license, taking commercial fish without a commercial gear license, taking spotted... more »
  • State announces new commercial oyster harvest rules

    June 13, 2014 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and wildlife officials recently announced two new rules to make raw oysters safer to consume. The Louisiana Departments of Health and Hospitals, and Wildlife and Fisheries put these new rules into place to offer stricter guidelines for harvesters and fishermen , with the hopes... more »
  • Dancing hamster fraud

    June 4, 2014 8:11 PM

    LOS ANGELES- Disability fraud charges were filed against a man who played a dancing hamster in a Kia car commercial and who was a backup dancer for Madonna. The California Department of Insurance says Leroy Barnes of Los Angeles collected $51,000 in workers compensation payments. Barnes is 27... more »
  • Cassidy releasing first TV ad in US Senate race

    June 4, 2014 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - U.S. Rep. Bill Cassidy is launching his first TV ad in Louisiana's Senate race next week, focusing on the Republican congressman's opposition to the federal health care law. The 30-second commercial, to run in the New Orleans area, was provided to The Associated Press by Cassidy's campaign.... more »
  • Baton Rouge building set for conversion

    October 5, 2013 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Onyx building at the corner of Third and Convention streets downtown Baton Rouge will be redeveloped into a mixed-use property including apartments and commercial space. The Advocate reports ( http://bit.ly/19USmsy ) that conversion work could begin this coming week. The first steps will be removing exterior... more »
  • NOAA: 28-day red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico

    June 5, 2013 4:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Federal regulators have set a 28-day recreational season for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico, adding days in federal waters off Louisiana, Texas and Florida and cutting days off of Mississippi and Alabama. The uniform season is required because a federal judge found that regulators illegally... more »
  • Commercial large coastal shark season closing

    July 6, 2012 2:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Commercial fishing for large coastal sharks is closing. Louisiana's Department of Wildlife Officials said the official close was set for Friday night at 11:30 in state waters. And, the state news release said, the National Marine Fisheries Service was set to close federal Gulf of Mexico waters at... more »
  • 'Never missed a Super Bowl' member dies

    February 14, 2011 12:45 PM

    MILWAUKEE - One of the men featured in a Visa commercial for having never missed a Super Bowl has died at age 79. Bob Cook, who was too sick to make it to Texas, watched from a Milwaukee area hospital bed as his beloved Green Bay Packers beat the... more »
  • More La. waters opened to commercial crabbing

    November 8, 2010 5:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE – State officials opened parts of Mississippi River Delta to commercial crabbing today, after crabs in the area were tested and found safe to eat. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ordered the reopening of waters along the Delta that had previously been closed due to the... more »
  • Government reopens more Gulf waters to fishing

    October 5, 2010 2:58 PM

    Another portion of the Gulf of Mexico has been reopened to commercial and recreational fishing after federal scientists found no oil contamination to bar consumption of seafood. The 2,927 square-mile area is located off eastern Louisiana, about 40 miles south of the BP well that spewed more than 200 million... more »
  • More state waters opened to commercial fishing

    September 23, 2010 4:50 PM

    More fishing waters closed by the BP oil spill were opened today by Louisiana’s wildlife agency. Today the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries ordered 559 square miles of state waters east of the Mississippi River be reopened to commercial fishing. That means only eight percent of state waters are still... more »
  • State starts process to reopen fishing in SW La.

    September 10, 2010 5:26 AM

    State wildlife and fisheries regulators have taken the first step toward reopening waters west of the Mississippi Delta to commercial fishing. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is sampling crab, shrimp and finfish in Terrebonne and Timbalier bays. The move marks the first federal testing to take place on seafood... more »
  • Oil platform explodes in Gulf, on fire

    September 2, 2010 10:40 AM

    Another explosion has occurred at an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, this one about 80 miles south of Vermillion Bay along the central Louisiana coast. The rig is Vermillion oil rig 380 and is owned by Mariner Energy. It had 13 workers aboard at the time, all... more »
  • More La. waters opened to commercial crabbing

    August 21, 2010 4:54 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has reopened some state waters east of the Mississippi River's Southwest Pass to commercial crabbing. The areas had been closed because of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Areas reopened on Friday to sport fishing remain closed to commercial crabbing. But Lake Borgne and... more »
  • La. shrimpers reporting clean 1st day catch

    August 17, 2010 5:48 AM

    Commercial shrimpers in the Gulf of Mexico say the first catch since the oil spill was plentiful and free of oil. The new season opened amid anxiety over whether the catch will be tainted by crude and whether anyone will buy it even if it is clean. Louisiana ranks first... more »
  • La. shrimpers worry about prices for new season

    August 16, 2010 5:12 AM

    Today is the opening of a new commercial season for Louisiana shrimpers. There is uncertainty over low prices, whether consumers will buy their catch and if any danger still exists from the massive BP oil spill. Harlon Pearce, chairman of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, was optimistic that... more »
  • LDWF opens waters to recreational fishing

    July 14, 2010 9:51 PM

    Fishing for fun is okay again, if you want to take the risk. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries opened most state waters that were closed because of the oil. It wasn't an easy decision. "We're waiting our lives out," said Charter Boat Captain Falterman. "My bills aren't going... more »
  • Large coastal shark commercial season almost over

    March 16, 2010 5:23 AM

    The National Marine Fisheries Service will close federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico to commercial fishing for large coastal sharks at 11:50 p.m. on Wednesday. Reopening Louisiana waters will depend on a federal date, which has not been set for 2011. The national fisheries service opened the season Feb.... more »

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