"No License Required" Fishing Weekend Set for June
The Louisiana Wildlife
and Fisheries Commission officially proclaimed June 9 and
10 "No License Required" fishing days for Louisiana
citizens and visitors during May 3 meeting proceedings. The
promotional fishing dates are provided for novices and non-anglers
as an opportunity to experience the sport of fishing.
provides the public with an open access fishing opportunity
in an effort to attract more people into the ranks of licensed
fishermen. Those license fees support LDWF's conservation
efforts including habitat management.
Required" fishing weekend is a part of the Seventh Annual
National Fishing and Boating Week that runs from June 2 to
June 10. The event was created to help reverse the trend of
declining participation in outdoor activities across America.
According to a
survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children spend 44
hours a week watching TV, playing videogames and on the computer.
Research data, compiled by the Recreational Boating and Fishing
Foundation, shows that outdoor activities can get kids interested
in nature and help with family communication.
is encouraging licensed recreational fishermen to introduce
someone to fishing on the weekend of June 9-10," said
John Sturgis, LDWF education manager. "It's an activity
anyone of any age can enjoy, even without a boat. Louisiana
offers some of the best bank and pier fishing opportunities
in the south."