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Lagniappe: 2020

Lagniappe Fisheries Newsletter

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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
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