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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


Lagniappe, July 2019

July 2019

  • Understanding Louisiana’s Path to a Federal Fisheries Disaster Declaration
  • Commercial Shrimp Bycatch Study Sign-Up Extended
  • Gulf Council Recommends a New Commercial Trip Limit forGreater Amberjack
  • Un-designation of a Portion of Public Oyster Seed Grounds Finalized
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Fried Green Tomatoes with Tasso Tartar and Blue Crab
  • view the July 2019 issue
Lagniappe June 2019

June 2019

  • Salvinia Control
  • New Modifications to Sea Turtle Release Gear for the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery
  • Report Marine Mammal Strandings
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Acadian Peppered Shrimp
  • view the June 2019 issue
Lagniappe, May 2019

May 2019

  • Kemp’s Ridley Status Update
  • 2019 Legislative Session
  • 2019 Spring Shrimp Season
  • Cold Weather Crawfish
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Shrimp and Crab Risotto
  • view the May 2019 issue
Lagniappe, April2019

April 2019

  • Alligator Gender Determined by Climate
  • 2019 Recreational Red Snapper Season & State Management
  • Modifications to the Shrimp Effort Threshold & Historical Capt. Permits
  • Early Draft of Study Shows Speckled Trout Numbers Down; New Evaluation Underway
  • Queen Bess Island Restoration
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Chef Paul’s Bronzed Fish
  • view the April 2019 issue
Lagniappe, March 2019

March 2019

  • When it rains, it pours, in Louisiana
  • Callam Named Oyster Lab Director
  • Oyster Hatchery Field Day
  • Complications for Louisiana Shark Harvest
  • Fish Gear Coordinates — January and December
  • Who responds to an Oil Spill? New Oil Spill Fact Sheet
  • January Gulf Fisheries Management Council Update
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Crawfish Pasta
  • view the March 2019 issue
Lagniappe, February 2019

February 2019

  • Pallid Sturgeon
  • Chair, Vice-Chair of Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
  • New Translated Publications, Oil Spill Science Seminars, Presentation Videos available on Sea Grant Oil Spill Team Website
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • Oyster Changes
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Crawfish Dip
  • view the February 2019 issue
Lagniappe January 2019

January 2019

  • Beyond the Boat: Seafood Processors Conference
  • Louisiana Sea Grant Seeks Public Comment for Program Review
  • Over 8 Million Fish Stocked Across the State in 2018
  • Fish Gear Coordinates – November 2018
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Changes to the Renewal Process for Federal Permits
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Oysters Maxwell
  • view the January 2019 issue