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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 23 new wildlife enforcement agents added to Louisiana ranks

    April 29, 2017 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has 23 new enforcement agents at the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The latest class of cadets graduated after seven months of physical and academic training. They'll join other agents that enforce Louisiana's hunting, fishing and boating regulations. They also will do general law enforcement work... more »
  • Louisiana fisheries agency offers boating safety courses

    March 19, 2017 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is offering seven free boating education courses around the state this week. The effort is part of a national Spring Aboard-Take a Boating Education Course campaign. Boating education courses are mandatory for anyone in Louisiana born after Jan. 1, 1984, who... more »
  • Early season for pogie: bait company's freezer nearly empty

    March 4, 2017 11:39 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has declared an emergency so the state's one menhaden bait boat can begin fishing two weeks early. Louisiana Bait Products LLC officials say the emergency is that they've sold most of the 5,550 tons harvested last year, and don't want to... more »
  • Louisiana sets 2017 recreational red snapper season

    January 28, 2017 12:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission says the 2017 recreational red snapper fishing season in state waters will begin on Feb. 1 and remain open until further notice. The season will run seven days a week, with a daily bag and possession limit of two fish per... more »
  • Commercial king mackerel season to close Saturday

    January 20, 2017 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State wildlife and fisheries regulators say the commercial season for king mackerel in Louisiana waters will close at 12 p.m. on Saturday. The closure announced Thursday was made based on data gathered by Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and the National Marine Fisheries Service. They determined... more »
  • FAKE: Officials now say Tangipahoa Parish cougar was hoax

    December 28, 2016 2:26 PM

    TANGIPAHOA – The same day that officials said another cougar was spotted in the state, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the second sighting was a hoax. "It was a fake! Thanks to our friends at The Cougar Network, we have determined this is the same image of... more »
  • Audit prompts 'complete internal review' of fisheries agency

    November 14, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's wildlife and fisheries secretary says he's ordered a "complete internal review" of his agency's operations. The move comes after auditors found questionable spending, missing state-owned property and shoddy management of finances in the past leadership of the department. Charlie Melancon, who took over the Department of... more »
  • Some SE La. oyster seed grounds added to Monday's opening

    November 11, 2016 9:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says some southeastern public oyster seed grounds will open a half-hour before sunrise Monday. A news release Thursday said The Lake Borgne/Mississippi Sound area will remain closed due to extensive oyster mortality and to protect a recent spat set. Drum... more »
  • Wildlife and fisheries to consider early fall shrimp season

    July 20, 2015 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has scheduled a special meeting for Thursday to consider open dates for the 2015 autumn shrimp season. That means the season will likely open before the commission's next regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 6. At the commission's July meeting, Louisiana Department... more »
  • Louisiana's brown shrimp season to reopen in some areas

    July 17, 2015 4:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the brown shrimp season will reopen in parts of the Mississippi Sound. The affected areas will reopen Monday at 6 p.m. For a map detailing the areas currently open to shrimping visit here. In addition to the open waters of... more »
  • 2015 Louisiana dove season's first split to open Sept. 5

    July 8, 2015 8:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The opening split of the 2015 Louisiana dove season in the north zone will open Sept. 5 and run through Sept. 27 if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approves date submissions by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Additional north zone splits for dove would be Oct.... more »
  • Louisiana reopens waters closed after 2010 oil spill

    June 10, 2015 7:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana wildlife and fisheries regulators have reopened state waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were previously closed because of oiling from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, in a news release Tuesday, said the 100-yard buffer from any shoreline in a... more »
  • State wildlife department launches text notification system

    June 9, 2015 9:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is now offering a text message notification system for those interested in receiving recreational or commercial fishing news. Text message notifications will be sent regarding season openings and closures, regulation changes and meeting announcements. To sign up for recreational fishing text... more »
  • 5 years after BP spill: What's changed in offshore drilling

    April 20, 2015 2:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. When the well was finally capped after nearly three months, political and industry pressure mounted on... more »
  • Wildlife and fisheries remove over 400 abandoned crab traps

    February 27, 2015 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 50 volunteers helped round up more than 400 abandoned crab traps in border waters within Sabine Lake and adjacent bayous. The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says the Feb. 21 cleanup was conducted along with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and focused on border... more »
  • Department of Wildlife and Fisheries graduates 15 new agents

    February 12, 2015 3:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is gaining 15 new enforcement agents. The department says the new agents graduate Thursday from the 6-month law enforcement academy. The department said in January that up to 24 more will begin training in May. Wildlife and Fisheries agents enforce... more »

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