Louisiana Fisheries
Current NewsAbout UsBiological InfoManagement InfoHabitat Info
Louisiana Fisherman Professionalism ProgramAquaculture InfoLegal & Socio-Economic Issues
Fisheries & PeopleResources & PublicationsFisheries FAQsSearch
LSU AgCenter Louisiana Sea Grant Louisiana Fisheries Louisiana Fisheries

Home > Current News > 2005

Current News

Portion of Louisiana Offshore Territorial Waters Reopened to Shrimping
Posted: 3/30/05

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the reopening of a portion of Louisiana offshore territorial waters to shrimping. That portion of Louisiana offshore territorial waters south of the Inside/Outside Shrimp Line as described in R.S.56:495, from the eastern shore of the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island as delineated by the Channel red buoy line to the eastern shore of Belle Pass at latitude 29 degrees 05 minutes 07 seconds North and longitude 90 degrees 13 minutes 30 seconds West, will reopen to shrimping on April 4 at 6 a.m.

According to the most recent trawl samples taken by Marine Fisheries Division biologists, small white shrimp which have occupied these waters from January through March are no longer present in the area. Significant numbers of small white shrimp still remain in state outside waters west of the Atchafalaya River Ship to the western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal at longitude 92 degrees 18 minutes 33 seconds West and this area will remain closed until further notice.

The opening dates for the 2005 spring inshore shrimp season will be considered by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission at the May 5 meeting to be held at LDWF headquarters.

Back to Main


Louisiana Fisheries Louisiana Sea Grant LSU AgCenter