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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 http://louisianalagniappe.wordpress.com 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 www.seagrantfish.lsu.edu/resources/lagniappe/

Recent Issues

Lagniappe, October 2022

October 2022

  • Field Day at New Seafood Processing Demo Lab, Nov 9
  • REMINDER: Flounder Season Closed Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2022
  • NOAA Fisheries Announces Implementation of Amendment 32 to Revise the Gulf of Mexico Migratory Group Cobia Catch Limits, Possession Limits, Size Limits
  • LWFC Adopts NOI to Develop Menhaden Regulations
  • LWFC Adopts NOI to Modify Spotted Seatrout Size and Bag Limits
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • New from the University Press of Mississippi
  • The Gumbo Pot – Potato Leek Seafood Chowder
  • view the October 2022 issue
Lagniappe, September 2022

September 2022

  • 2022-2023 Oyster Season
  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council August 2022 Council Meeting Summary
  • New Rules on Freshwater Net Marking, Passive Hooked Gear to Take Effects Soon
  • LDWF Announces Stock Assessment Schedule
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Trout Almandine
  • New from the University Press of Mississippi
  • view the September 2022 issue
Lagniappe, August 2022

August 2022

  • Recreational Red Grouper Season to Close Aug. 30
  • Flounder Season Set to Close Oct. 15 to Nov. 30 for Commercial, Recreational Sectors
  • LWFC Proposes Removal of Shark Closed Season for Commercial, Recreational Fisheries
  • Four Crab Trap Closures Along Louisiana Coast in 2023
  • Opening Dates for Fall Inshore Shrimp Season
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Seafood Cannelloni with Leek Fonduta
  • view the August 2022 issue
Lagniappe, July 2022

July 2022

  • Alternative Oyster Culture Anchoring System to be Tested
  • Emergency Rule to Modify the 2022 Recreation Greater Amberjack
    Fishing Season
  • Gulf Council Recommends Allowing Federally Permitted For-Hire
    Vessels to Operate Under a Limited Exemption While Addressing
    Vessel Monitoring System Equipment Failures
  • RESCHEDULED: Soft Shell Crab Industry Workshop in Madisonville, LA
  • Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Landing Estimates
    Through June 26, 2022
  • GMFC Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Focus Group Meeting Aug. 2-3, 2022
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Dooky Chase’s Breakfast Shrimp
  • view the July 2022 issue
Lagniappe, June 2022

June 2022

  • Fishery Related Bills for the 2022 Louisiana Legislative Session
  • LDWF Warns Public of Potential Fish Kills Statewide
  • REMINDER: Crab Trap Escape Rings
  • CLARIFICATION: New License Requirements for Roadside Crabbing
  • Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Landing Estimates
  • Soft Shell Crab Industry Workshop in Lacombe July 12
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Shrimp Lorraine
  • view the June 2022 issue
Lagniappe, May 2022

May 2022

  • Plaquemines Parish Students Learn to Fish
  • Prepping for Summer Snapper? Gear Up with Free Release Tools from Return ‘Em Right!
  • NOAA: Fishery Closure – Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Angling Category Gulf of Mexico Incidental Trophy Fish
  • Notice of Intent to Create Passive Gear Marking Regulations
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Drum with Shallot-Tarragon Butter over Corn & Japanese Eggplant
  • view the May 2022 issue
Lagniappe, April 2022

April 2022

  • Wilson’s Plover
  • LDWF Begins Online Ordering for Oyster Hatchery Larvae
  • LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses for Sale
  • NOAA Fisheries Announces Changes to VMS Reimbursement Program
  • Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Reopens May 1-31, 2022
  • UPDATE: Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Stuffed Eggplant with Crab
  • view the April 2022 issue
Lagniappe, March 2022

March 2022

  • Couch Potatoes of the Ocean
  • Commercial Large Coastal Shark Possession Limit
  • Commercial Fishing for Bait Menhaden
  • Commercial and Recreation Closed Season for Flounder
  • Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP) System Requires Action from Permit Holders
  • Shrimp Excise Tax / Oyster Severance Tax No Longer Paid
  • UPDATE: Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Lemon Shrimp and Green Beans
  • view the March 2022 issue
Lagniappe, February 2022

February 2022

  • Atlantic (Black-Fingered) Mud Crab
  • USDA Invests Grant Funds Through LADF to Support Seafood Industry
  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council January 2022 Updates
  • Alternative Oyster Culture Grant Recipients Announced
  • Inland Fish Kills Following Hurricane Ida
  • Gov. Edwards Appoints Brandon DeCuir and Kevin Sagrera to the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission
  • REMINDER: Gulf of Mexico Vessel Monitoring Requirement for Charter/Headboat Vessels Effective March 1, 2022
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • The Gumbo Pot – Lima Beans with Greens and Shrimp
  • view the February 2022 issue
Lagniappe, January2022

January 2022

  • Ghosts of the Coast
  • 2020-2021 Hurricanes Caused $579 Million of Damage to LA Fishing Industry
  • Coastal Buffer Zones to Gulf Menhaden Harvest
  • Venting Tools or Descending Devices Required Jan. 13, 2022 for Fishermen Targeting Reef Fish in Federal Waters
  • Oyster Leaseholders Can Renew Leases Agreements by Mail
  • Louisiana National Estuarine Research Reserve (LaNERR) Townhall Meetings Start in February
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Crawfish Bread Pudding
  • view the January 2022 issue
Lagniappe, December 2021

December 2021

  • The Atlantic Brief Squid (Lolliguncula brevins)
  • NOAA Fisheries Extends Use of Limited Tow Times in Lieu of TEDs by Shrimp Trawlers in Specific Louisiana Waters
  • Alternative Oyster Culture Grant Applications Accepted through Jan. 13, 2021
  • Input Wanted on Development of Offshore Wind Energy Projects
  • Modified Gear for Special Bait Dealer’s Permit Becomes Rule
  • Decision on the Management of Spotted Seatrout Postponed Until October 2022
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Louisiana Corn & Crab Bisque
  • view the December 2021 issue
Lagniappe, November 2021

November 2021

  • Sperm Whale (The Cachalot or Great White Whale)
  • 2022 Derelict Crab Trap Clean Up Events; Volunteers and Sponsors Needed
  • New Commercial Fishing Licenses Now Available
  • Delayed Implementation of Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) Reporting
    Requirements
  • Renew 2021-2022 Oyster Lease Agreements by Mail
  • Reduction of Farm Alligator Releases into the Wild
  • October 2021 Gulf Council Meeting Summary
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Bronzed Fish Tacos
  • view the November 2021 issue
Lagniappe, October 2021

October 2021

  • Tiger Shark (The Wastebasket of the Sea)
  • Digital Fishing Licenses with LA Wallet
  • USDA Grant Program Available to Seafood Producers/Processors
  • Notice of Intent to Add Coastal Buffer Zones to Gulf Menhaden Harvest Regulations
  • 2021-2022 Oyster Season for Public Areas
  • New Oyster Reef Constructed in Caillou Lake
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Catfish and Shrimp LaFitte
  • view the October 2021 issue
Lagniappe, September 2021

September 2021

  • Pretty in Pink
  • Revised Reporting Requirements for Federal Seafood Dealers through Oct. 8, 2021
  • Four Crab Trap Closures Along Louisiana Coast in 2022
  • Additional Meeting Dates for Skimmer Turtle Excluder Device Reimbursement Program
  • Modifications to Vessel Monitoring System Reporting Requirements for Gulf Federally Permitted Charter and Headboat Vessels
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – BBQ Shrimp Sliders
  • view the September 2021 issue
Lagniappe, August 2021

August 2021

  • Blue Marlin (Man in the Blue Suit)
  • Fall Inshore Shrimp Season
  • Six Fish Consumption Advisories in Southeast Louisiana
  • Life Jacket Safety Reminder from the Coast Guard
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Alligator Hash
  • view the August 2021 issue
Lagniappe, July 2021

July 2021

  • Feared and Ferocious
  • Information Needed on Protecting Vessels During Storms
  • Webinars to Assist Skimmer Trawl Fishermen with Turtle Excluder Device (TEDs) Installation
  • New Protected Species Handling and Reporting Information for Shrimp Trawl Fisheries
  • Louisiana Inshore Shrimp Season
  • Women’s Fishing 101 Workshop
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Commander’s Turtle Soup
  • view the June 2021 issue
Lagniappe, June 2021

June 2021

  • Lively Named Louisiana Sea Grant Executive Director
  • More Secure Mooring Systems for Alternative Oyster Culture Researched
  • Grants Available for Alternative Oyster Culture
  • Artificial Reef Program Reminds Shrimpers of Reef Locations in Lake Borgne, Mississippi Sound Federal Commercial Fishing Regulations Available in the Fish Rules Commercial App
  • Louisiana Shrimp Watch
  • Important Dates & Upcoming Events
  • The Gumbo Pot – Linguine with Crab Meat
  • view the June 2021 issue

 

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