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  • Feds make more than $2M available to reduce fishing bycatch

    January 22, 2018 7:10 AM

    Federal ocean managers are making more than $2 million available to try to help fishermen catch less of the wrong fish. "Bycatch" is a longstanding issue in commercial fisheries, and fishermen have long sought solutions to the problem of catching rare species when seeking exploitable ones. The National Oceanic... more »
  • Popular Hammond park restocked with tons of fish Play Video

    November 29, 2017 2:35 PM

    HAMMOND- The City of Hammond recently announced that a popular area park has restocked their pond with 400 pounds of catfish. The City of Hammond's Facebook page posted a video Wednesday morning thanking the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for the 400 pounds of catfish recently added to... more »
  • Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

    July 24, 2017 10:20 PM

    BRADENTON, Fla. - Snooty, Florida's longest living manatee in captivity, has died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. The South Florida Museum posted a Facebook message Sunday saying that the beloved manatee had died in a heartbreaking accident. No other details were given... more »
  • Red snapper recreational season continues off Louisiana

    July 21, 2017 5:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says anglers have caught about 655,600 pounds of red snapper off the Louisiana coast this summer, and will be able to go after the fish again this weekend. The state is more than halfway to its self-imposed limit.... more »
  • Normal fishing hot spot turned ghost town: Lake Verret Play Video

    June 15, 2017 8:59 AM

    Pierre Part, La. - When you're backyard is a Louisiana sportsmans dream, life can be pretty peaceful. Some say it's the sight of drooping moss at sunset, or the sound of crickets. This year, the sound of rushing water has taken away the peace. Belle River at Pierre... more »
  • Carcass of 79-foot blue whale washes ashore in California

    May 27, 2017 5:51 PM

    BOLINAS, Calif. - The body of a 79-foot blue whale has washed ashore in California's Marin County and experts are trying to determine why it died. The whale was discovered off Agate Beach in Bolinas on Thursday. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Center say it's a sub-adult female. They collected... more »
  • Bumble Bee Foods fined $25 million, admits price fixing

    May 8, 2017 5:26 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - The popular tuna-canning company Bumble Bee Foods has agreed to pay a $25 million fine after pleading guilty to conspiring with competitors to fix prices. The U.S. Department of Justice said Monday that the San Diego based company will plead guilty to one felony count of price... more »
  • 'Fish attractors' from energy companies' scrap plastic pipe

    April 29, 2017 12:11 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Plastic pipes that energy companies would otherwise send to landfills are being turned into "fish attractors" in at least three southern states. Kentucky biologists have made hundreds of these artificial reefs and set them out in lakes, rivers and other waterways. Louisiana and Tennessee are starting similar... more »
  • New law exempts disabled veterans from hunting, fishing fee

    April 23, 2017 12:40 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - More military veterans will soon be able to hunt or fish for free at certain events in Mississippi. Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2271 on April 13, and it becomes law July 1. It says no license will be required for hunting or fishing at... more »
  • Court upholds rule dividing Gulf red snapper season

    January 18, 2017 2:29 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court ruling means there will continue to be different red snapper fishing limits in federal Gulf of Mexico waters for charter fishing boats and recreational anglers who have their own boats. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans refused Tuesday to... more »
  • State health officials issue warning on Calcasieu fish

    November 17, 2016 10:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State health and environmental officials are warning against eating catfish and crab fat from parts of Bayou D'Inde and the Calcasieu Ship Channel in southwestern Louisiana. The same warning, issued Thursday, also suggests limiting consumption of other fish and shellfish from those areas to two meals per... more »
  • Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

    October 26, 2016 2:56 PM

    PORTLAND - The government says the average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released the statistic Wednesday along with its annual Fisheries of the United States report. It says per capita consumption of... more »
  • Fishermen worry about plan for wind farm off New York coast

    June 18, 2016 3:38 PM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A long-stalled plan to build a power-generating wind farm off the coast of New York is gathering momentum. And that's sparking concern among commercial fishermen, who fear the turbines will ruin an area rich with scallops and other sea life. Federal officials announced this month that they... more »
  • Galatoire's Bistro: Chilean sea bass Play Video

    February 16, 2016 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Executive Chef of Galatoire's Bistro in Baton Rouge Kelley McCann joined us on the set of News 2 at 4 Tuesday with a fish dish that isn't your regular toss in the pan affair. Check out the video above to see McCann's unique spin on seafood... more »
  • Opening Morganza Spillway could hurt crawfishermen Play Video

    January 9, 2016 7:12 PM

    MORGANZA - Crawfish season in Louisiana is off to a racing start, but opening the Morganza Spillway could change that. Much of the crawfish that Louisianians have devoured over the past few weeks have come from ponds. When the Army Corps of Engineers decides to open the spillway, many... more »
  • State to revive mercury testing program

    November 8, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State regulators are reviving a program to test the mercury levels of fish caught in Louisiana waters, providing consumers with updated warnings for the first time since 2008. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality staff in January will begin taking a fresh look at fish in waters put... more »
  • Galatoire's Bistro: Pan-seared grouper Play Video

    September 30, 2015 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The bastion of bass, the colossus of trout, the king of crabs, the Executive Chef of Galatoire's Bistro Kelley McCann visited News 2 at 4 Wednesday evening to bring us a recipe he has honed to perfection for pan-searing grouper. Ingredients 4 (4- to 6-oz.)... more »
  • Hundreds of invasive lionfish removed from Gulf of Mexico

    September 10, 2015 2:28 PM

    GALVESTON, Texas - Marine experts and trained volunteers have removed hundreds of lionfish from the Gulf of Mexico off Texas in a continuing effort to control the invasive population. The Galveston County Daily News reported Thursday that the effort is meant to protect the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.... more »
  • Mercury, PCBs prompt warning about Devil's Bayou Play Video

    August 13, 2015 4:53 PM

    Ed. note - As is said and shown in the story, the fish in Billy Whetstone's market do not and never have come from Devil's Swamp. BATON ROUGE - Louisiana agencies say nobody should eat fish or crawfish from Devil's Swamp and Bayou Baton Rouge, or swim or boat... more »
  • Fish spill closes highway Friday night

    August 7, 2015 10:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fish spill closed parts of Airline Highway Friday evening. The intersection of Airline and Beechwood Drive, east of Plank Road, was closed while police and the fire department worked the situation involving the fish truck. The fire department was called to clear the road of... more »
  • Dinner Lab and Slow Food Baton Rouge Play Video

    July 9, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Dinner Lab is a New Orleans-based company that does pop-up dinners in various cities across the country. They feature up-and-coming chefs with unique ingredients prepared in a unique way. The company keeps the restaurant location a surprise until the night before the dinners to give the events... more »
  • False River improvements enter final step Play Video

    May 15, 2015 5:28 PM

    NEW ROADS - The final phase of work to improve the water quality of False River is underway. Crews are building a 16-acre island on the south end of the oxbow lake. Last fall, Pointe Coupee Parish leaders lowered the water level by nearly three feet. Then contractors built... more »
  • Tommy's Fish House: French Toast, Omelets and the Hangover Sandwich Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:36 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Tommy's Fish House in Prairieville has shown you delicious recipes all February long, including seared tuna , shrimp and grits and pepper jack crab dip as our Chef of the Month. This morning on 2une In, Kenny Carr and Chalin Delaune helped kick-start your day with the perfect... more »
  • People downtown asking: Got Ashes?

    February 18, 2015 5:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the First United Methodist Church hit the streets of Baton Rouge to commemorate Ash Wednesday by bringing ashes to people in the downtown area. Part of an outreach called "Got Ashes?", church members marked interested people with the sign of the cross on their... more »

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