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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, March 2021

March 2021

  • The DESCEND Act of 2020 will go into effect in January 2022
  • LSG Helps Develop Oyster Broodstock, Robotic Oyster Farming
  • Delinquent and Canceled Oyster Lease List Available Online
  • Process to Lift Oyster Moratorium
  • January Council Meeting Summary
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Oyster and Mushroom Tart
  • view the March 2021 issue
Lagniappe, February 2021

February 2021

  • ULL Scientists Discover New Species of Hermit Crab in Gulf of Mexico
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Expansion
  • Weekly For-Hire Reporting Webinars
  • America’s Third Coast
  • Increasing Gray Triggerfish and Lane Snapper Catch Limits
  • Council Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award Presented to Sergeant Scott Dupre
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Louisiana Crawfish Crepes
  • view the February 2021 issue
Lagniappe, January 2021

January 2021

  • Increasing the Shelf Life of Fresh Crawfish Tail Meat
  • COVID-19 Second Relief Bill
  • New Video by the Oil Spill Team
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Request for Proposals 2022-2023 Competitive Research Program
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Broiled Gulf Oysters
  • view the January 2021 issue
Lagniappe, December 2020

December 2020

  • Twilley Stepping Down as Louisiana Sea Grant Executive Director
  • NERR Selection Process Begins
  • Ocean Commotion Online Still Available
  • Final Rule Revises the Annual Catch Limit for Gray Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico
  • NOAA Fisheries Offers Webinars to Inform IFQ Participants of Changes to New Online System
  • New Gulf of Mexico For-Hire Electronic Reporting Requirements Begin January 2021
  • Segment 2 Virtual Seafood HACCP Workshop Jan. 29, 2021
  • November/December Council Update
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Don’s Seafood Jacked Up Oysters
  • view the December 2020 issue
Lagniappe, November 2020

November 2020

  • Initiative Aims to Help Wholesale Dealers Find New Markets for Louisiana Seafood
  • Greater Amberjack Research Priority Listening Sessions
  • New Sea Grant Video: Asian Carp: When Fish Fly, Feast!
  • Historic Lake Pontchartrain Shrimp Again at Historic Bucktown
  • 2021 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Events; Volunteers and Sponsors Needed
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Creole Oyster and Spinach Soup
  • view the November 2020 issue
Lagniappe, October 2020

October 2020

  • Changes for the Shrimp Skimmer Fleet and Reimbursement Program
  • If You Commercially Fish Tuna, Herring, Squid, Flounder, You May Qualify for Funding
  • Louisiana CARES Act Relief
  • Seafood HACCP Training Adapted Due to COVID-19
  • September Council Update
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Shrimp and Corn Chowder
  • view the October 2020 issue
Lagniappe, September 2020

September 2020

  • LDWF to Begin Accepting Applications for $14.6 Million CARES Act Funds
  • Sea Grant Team Announces GoMRI “Decade of Discovery” Events around the Gulf
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Flood Insurance Policy Grace Period
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • 2020-2021 Oyster Season
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Coconut Shrimp
  • view the September 2020 issue
Lagniappe, August 2020

August 2020

  • 2020 Legislative Session Fishery Related Bills
  • Fall Inshore Shrimp Season
  • Checklist for Seafood Processing Worksites: Align Your COVID-19 Assessment and Control Plan with CDC/OSHA Worker Protection Guidance
  • Tow Time Regulations Reminder
  • Chad Hebert Selected to Lead LDWF Enforcement Division
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Beer-Battered Catfish
  • view the August 2020 issue
Lagniappe, July 2020

July 2020

  • Fisheries – Part II Freshwater Fisheries
  • CDC and OSHA Publish Interim Guidance for Protecting Seafood Processing Workers from COVID-19
  • Contactless Payment
  • The Council asks for Recommendations on Ways to Reduce Burdens on Domestic Fishing
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Crabmeat Au Gratin
  • view the July 2020 issue

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