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PRESS RELEASE

LDWF Opens Mississippi River Delta to Recreational Fishing

BATON ROUGE (July 29, 2010) - Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the opening of recreational fishing in a portion of the Mississippi River Delta in Plaquemines Parish effective, today, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.

Description of area open is as follows:

  • The portion of state inside and outside waters south of the northern shore of Pass a Loutre westward to the western shoreline of Southwest Pass of the Mississippi River shall open to recreational fishing.

The spring inshore shrimp season in these waters ended in early July. These waters will remain closed to shrimping.

Click here to view maps of the open areas: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/oilspill/

 

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