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Lagniappe Fisheries Newsletter

Lagniappe Fisheries Newsletter

Welcome to Lagniappe, the Louisiana Sea Grant and LSU AgCenter fisheries newsletter. This monthly newsletter provides a variety of commercial and recreational fishing information including species profiles, state and federal regulation changes, shrimp landings information, and general interest stories related to fisheries in Louisiana. If you wold like to receive an e-mail notification when a new issue is available, subscribe by sending an email to [email protected].

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Archived versions of the newsletter from 1977 to 2018 are available on our Louisiana Fisheries website at

Recent Issues

Lagniappe, May 2020

May 2020

  • Local Seafood Available Statewide
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion
  • Louisiana Sea Grant to Help Address Derelict Crab Trap Issue
  • Are You Involved in Shedding Crabs, Oyster Culture, Alligator Farming or other Aquaculture?
  • The Gulf Council Asks Fishermen for Information on Greater Amberjack
  • Replacing Historical Captain Permits with Standard Federal Charter/Headboat Permits
  • Louisiana Sea Grant’s COVID Resources
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Shrimp Piccata Pasta
  • view the May 2020 issue
Lagniappe, April 2020

April 2020

  • Tips for Commercial Seafood Harvesters When Handling Seafood During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • Support Louisiana Fishermen
  • Commercial Fishing Sharks
  • Boating Education Courses Online
  • Recreational Red Snapper Season Opening Delayed
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Bronzed Catfish
  • view the April 2020 issue
Lagniappe, March 2020

March 2020

  • State Management of Private Angling for Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Increase in Cobia Recreational and Commercial Minimum Size Limit in the Gulf Zone
  • Changes to Allowable Fishing Effort in the Gulf of Mexico Shrimp Fishery
  • Online Ordering for Oyster Hatchery Larvae
  • Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles
  • Research Projects for 2020-2022 Omnibus Funding Cycle Announced
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Creamy Crawfish Pasta
  • view the March 2020 issue
Lagniappe, January/February 2020

January/February 2020

  • Turtle Excluder Device Use for all Skimmer Trawl Vessels 40 Feet and Greater in Length
  • The Southern Stargazer, Astroscopus y-graecum
  • New Research Shows That Higher Temperatures Can Masculinize Southern Flounder Populations
  • Utilizing Drone to Catch Illegal Oyster Harvester
  • LDWF to Hear Public Comment On Potential Spotted Seatrout Management at Public Meetings
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Acme Chargrilled Oysters
  • view the January/February 2020 issue
Lagniappe, December 2019

December 2019

  • New Juvenile Whooping Cranes at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area
  • 2020 Crab Trap Rodeos
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Four New Artificial Reef Sites Underway in Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Simple Oyster Soup
  • view the December 2019 issue
Lagniappe, November 2019

November 2019

  • New Contacts for Sea Turtle and Marine Mammal Strandings
  • Louisiana’s Seafood Future Releases 2019 Findings Report on Fishing Industry and Coastal Change
  • “Fishing for Our Future” Website
  • Louisiana Shrimper Recognized by Coast Guard
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • America’s Third Coast Series
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Buffalo Shrimp
  • view the November 2019 issue
Lagniappe, October 2019

October 2019

  • High Schoolers Learn the Importance of Wetlands
  • Derelict Crab Trap Rodeos
  • LDWF Data Updates Loss of Aquatic Resources from Historic 2019 Flooding
  • LA Fisheries Forward Trip Ticket Videos
  • Crab Industry Workshop
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Baked Stuffed Crabs
  • view the October 2019 issue
Lagniappe, September 2019

September 2019

  • Reminder of the Current Blue Crab Harvest Regulations
  • 2019-20 Louisiana Oyster Season
  • Values for Gray Snapper Status Determination Criteria and Annual Catch Limits
  • Annual Catch Target Buffer for Federal For-Hire Red Snapper
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Besh BBQ Shrimp
  • view the September 2019 issue

Past Issues: 2019