January 5, 2012 – The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took action today to extend the closure for the recreational harvest of gag grouper in state waters until June 2, 2012.
Today’s action ensures that regulations in Louisiana waters are consistent with those of federally managed waters.
This closure also prohibits anyone on board a vessel for which a federal commercial or charter/headboat permit for the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish fishery has been issued from harvesting or possessing gag grouper in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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