The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has opened most areas west of the Mississippi River to recreational and commercial fishing and shrimping.

The following areas are still closed to fishing:

  • All state inside waters north of the inside/outside shrimp line from the eastern shore of the Empire Canal at 89 degrees 36 minutes 19.9 seconds west longitude eastward to the Mississippi River
  • The portion of state inside waters south of 29 degrees 13 minutes 12 seconds north latitude from the western shore of Bayou Lafourche westward to the western shore of Oyster Bayou at 91 degrees 07 minutes 53 seconds west longitude
  • All state outside waters extending seaward of the inside/outside shrimp line from the Mississippi River westward to the eastern portion of Atchafalaya Bay at Pointe au Fer Island at 91 degrees 20 minutes 44 seconds west longitude

There are still no changes to areas east of the Mississippi River.

Because of the presence of juvenile shrimp, shrimp season remains closed in Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain and in the Chef and Rigoletes Passes.

Click here to view a map of these openings and closures

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