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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].

Visit the Lagniappe blog at for additional or timely information we just can’t fit in the monthly newsletter.

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

Recent Issues

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
Lagniappe, June 2020

June 2020

  • Louisiana Fisheries – Part I Marine Fisheries
  • Maintaining Personal Wellbeing during COVID-19
  • Red Snapper Season
  • 2019 Freshwater Disaster Aid
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Barbeque Speckled Trout Fillets
  • view the June 2020 issue
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

Past Issues: 2019