Fishing

Louisiana Crab Task Force to Meet July 31

Release Date: 07/27/2018

                                                                             

Louisiana Crab Task Force Meeting

Pete Gerica, Chairman

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 1:00pm

UNO Advanced Technology Center 

2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

 

AGENDA

 

I.        Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

II.        Approval of May 8, 2018 Minutes and July 31, 2018 Agenda

III.        Financial Report

IV.        New Business

A.     To Discuss the Proposed 2019 Derelict Crab Trap Removal Areas- LDWF

B.     To Discuss a Proposal to Make Changes to the Class of Certain Crab Violations- CTF

C.     To Hear a Presentation and Update on LA Finfish- LDWF

D.     To Discuss Crab Trap Gear Regulations and Proper Escape Ring Placement- CTF

 

V.        Public Comment

VI.        Set Next Meeting

VII.        Adjourn

 

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4880386161867427841

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

To sign up for LDWF commercial fishing alerts sent as text messages or as emails, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/signup.For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.govat least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.

Crab Task Force Gear Committee to Meet July 31

Release Date: 07/27/2018

Crab Task Force Gear Committee

Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 12:00pm

UNO Advanced Technology Center 

2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

 

AGENDA

 

I.              Call to Order

II.            Pledge of Allegiance

III.   To Discuss the Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program

IV.   Public Comment

V.     Set next meeting

VI.     Adjourn 

 

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4995745822342261249

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

To sign up for LDWF commercial fishing alerts sent as text messages or as emails, visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/signup.For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.govat least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.

Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board to Meet July 30

Release Date: 07/26/2018

The Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board will meet on Monday, July 30, 2018. The meeting will convene at 9:00 a.m. in the second-floor conference room of the University of New Orleans’ Advanced Technology Center located at 2021 Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans.  

Agenda items for the meeting of the Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board are as follows:

1.             Roll Call of Board Members

2.             Approval of Agenda

3.             Approval of Minutes from April 24, 2018 Meeting

4.             Hearing of New Renewal Permit Appeals

a.     Goimir Zupanovic

b.     Mauricio Blanco

5.             Receive Public Comments

6.             Set Next Meeting Date

7.             Adjournment

This Board was established by Act 922 of the 2008 Regular Legislative Session for the purpose of hearing appeals of vessel permit denials by LDWF. Act 922 requires that anyone commercially harvesting oysters on the public oyster seed grounds and reservations, except those in Calcasieu Lake, must do so from a vessel holding a public oyster seed ground vessel permit issued by LDWF. 

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.

For more information, please contact Ty Lindsey at 225-765-2387 or tlindsey@wlf.la.gov.  

Louisiana Red Snapper Landings Estimates through July 15

Release Date: 07/26/2018

The latest catch statistics for recreational red snapper recorded by LA Creel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' near real-time landings data collection program, are 506,360 pounds, or 68 percent of Louisiana’s annual private recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds.

The current weekends-only season will continue to run until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation. 

This year, state and federal seasons are running concurrently because federal fisheries managers approved LDWF’s application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to manage the private recreational snapper season in state and federal waters in 2018 and 2019. Under the EFP, participating anglers are allowed to fish red snapper in the state territorial seas and adjoining federal waters, from shore to 200 nautical miles. 

LDWF requests that recreational red snapper fishermen try out the tool developed to report catch electronically through the ROLP website or app. Though voluntary, reporting electronically will help us test this method of harvest data collection. Our goal is to continually improve our harvest data collection techniques to ensure our fishery resources are managed precisely and our fishermen have every possible opportunity to go out and catch fish. To get started on electronic reporting, go to  wlf.louisiana.gov/snapper-efp-faqs and see question #14 (If I opt to participate in voluntary electronic reporting, how do I report my catch?). 

For more information on the 2018 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit wlf.louisiana.gov/red-snapper.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet July 30

Release Date: 07/26/2018

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

John Tesvich, Chairman

Monday, July 30, 2018, 1 p.m.

2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210 

New Orleans, LA 70122

 

I.   Pledge of Allegiance 

II.  Roll call and introduction of guests 

III. Approval of May 29, 2018 Minutes and July 30, 2018 Agenda

IV. Treasury Report

A.     Oyster Tag Sales

B.     LOTF Financial Report

V.        Committee Reports

A.    Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee  (Mitch Jurisich)

B.    Enforcement (Major Chad Hebert)

C.     Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D.   Research (Earl Melancon)

E.    Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F.     Marketing (LDWF)

G.    Health (Justin Gremillion)

H.   Professionalism (LDWF)

I.     Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J.     Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI.        New Business

A.     To Hear Recommendations for the 2018-2019 Oyster Season- LDWF

B.    To Hear an Update from the OTF Washington, D.C. Trip- OTF

C.    To Consider Funding and Participation in the 2019 LA Alive Event- OTF

D.   To Hear Discussion and Consider Funding to Order OTF Name Tags and Shirts- OTF

VII.       Public Comment

VIII.      Set Next Meeting

IX.        Adjourn

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1672724815040409603

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.

Oyster Task Force Coastal Restoration Committee To Meet July 30

Release Date: 07/26/2018

Oyster Task Force Coastal Restoration Committee

Monday, July 30, 2018, 9:30 A.M.

2021 Lakeshore Drive, STE 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

AGENDA

 

I.    Call to Order

II.   Pledge of Allegiance

III.  To Discuss Planning for Management of State Oyster Leasing and Public Seed Grounds Affected by Coastal projects and Natural Hydrological Changes

IV.  Public Comment

V.   Set next meeting

VI.  Adjourn 

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend. 

To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6667723676672895745

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup. For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.

LDWF to Deploy Floating Boom During Lake Bistineau Drawdown

Release Date: 07/20/2018

Location of boom deployment

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin its previously announced drawdown of Lake Bistineau on July 23.  The Department has begun to deploy a temporary floating boom to aid in giant salvinia control efforts. The boom is intended to control the drift of floating aquatic plants as the water level decreases, keeping it from spreading as easily, and allowing more effective herbicide application on the aggregated plants.

The floating boom will be deployed across both Bossier Slough and the Main Channel, including the wooded area in between, as depicted in the attached map. The boom is highly visible and will be marked with additional lights and signs. Passageways will be marked in both Bossier Slough and the Main Channel.

The drawdown is scheduled to begin July 23, 2018, and the lake should dewater at a rate of 4 to 6 inches per day. The maximum drawdown level is 8 feet below normal pool stage. Aquatic habitat conditions in the lake will be evaluated during the drawdown to determine the most appropriate time to end the drawdown and allow the lake to refill for recreational activities.

For additional information, contact Daniel Hill at (225) 765-2328 or dhill@wlf.la.gov.

 

 

Louisiana Red Snapper Landings Estimates through July 8

Release Date: 07/19/2018

The latest catch statistics for recreational red snapper recorded by LA Creel, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' near real-time landings data collection program, are 407,117 pounds, or 54 percent of Louisiana’s annual private recreational allocation of 743,000 pounds.

The current weekends-only season will continue to run until recreational landings approach or reach Louisiana’s allocation. 

This year, state and federal seasons are running concurrently because federal fisheries managers approved LDWF’s application for an Exempted Fishing Permit (EFP) to manage the private recreational snapper season in state and federal waters in 2018 and 2019. Under the EFP, participating anglers are allowed to fish red snapper in the state territorial seas and adjoining federal waters, from shore to 200 nautical miles. 

LDWF requests that recreational red snapper fishermen try out the tool developed to report catch electronically through the ROLP website or app. Though voluntary, reporting electronically will help us test this method of harvest data collection. Our goal is to continually improve our harvest data collection techniques to ensure our fishery resources are managed precisely and our fishermen have every possible opportunity to go out and catch fish. To get started on electronic reporting, go to wlf.louisiana.gov/snapper-efp-faqs and see question #14 (If I opt to participate in voluntary electronic reporting, how do I report my catch?).
    
For more information on the 2018 red snapper season and detailed landing estimates, visit: wlf.louisiana.gov/red-snapper .

Women Perfect Fishing Skills at Women’s Fishing Workshop Fishing Trip

Release Date: 07/19/2018

Women Perfect Fishing Skills at Women’s Fishing Workshop Fishing Trip

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries hosted their annual Women’s Fishing Workshop fishing trip this past weekend at the Grand Isle Fisheries Research Lab, where 14 women perfected their angling skills under the supervision and assistance of experienced LDWF staff and Aquatic Volunteer Instructors. 
 
The primary component of the two-part workshop is a classroom-style instructional course held at Cabela’s in Gonzales. Angling techniques are taught to a group of 30 women, 18 and older, who may lack the opportunity or confidence to learn these skills. The ladies leave the workshop as more knowledgeable, independent anglers. Interested participants are then entered into a drawing for an opportunity to attend a fishing trip based out of the department’s Grand Isle Fisheries Research Lab.  
  
The ladies hit the ground running on Friday evening, learning proper technique to set up their rods and reels followed by casting practice from the dock. On Saturday, LDWF staff and volunteers led both inshore and offshore fishing trips, providing a hands-on opportunity for the participants to utilize the skills previously learned. After escaping early morning storms, the ladies were able to spend a full day on the water fishing for red snapper, speckled trout and redfish. When not on the boat, the ladies practiced fish cleaning, cast netting, trailering and toured the research lab.
 
The next workshop is scheduled for spring 2019. For more information on this program visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishingworkshops.

Finfish Task Force to Meet Friday, July 20

Release Date: 07/19/2018

Finfish Task Force Agenda

Friday, July 20, 2018, 10:00AM

LDWF Headquarters in the Louisiana Room

2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70898

 

AGENDA

I. Call to Order 

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of the May 17, 2018 Meeting Minutes 

IV. Approval of the July 20, 2018 Meeting Agenda

V. New Business

A.     Discussion of Potential Changes to Black Drum Recreational and Commercial Harvest, Size, and Bag Limits- FTF

B.     Discussion of Mullet Season- FTF

C.     Discussion of Finfish Trawling- FTF

D.    To Hear an Update on the Status of Red Snapper -Rep. John Stefanski

E.     Discussion of Shad Seine Gear Regulations- Daniel Edgar

VI. Public Comment

VII. To Hear Future Agenda Item Proposals 

VIII. Set Next Meeting Date and Location

IX. Adjourn

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3041621189405405955

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup. For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.

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