2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 40



OTHER RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
SIZE AND POSSESSION LIMITS
No size limit on any saltwater shrimp taken
during the spring open season in Louisiana.
No size limit on brown shrimp or seabobs
taken during any open season.
There is a minimum possession of 100
count (whole shrimp per pound) on white
shrimp taken in either inside or outside
(offshore) waters of Louisiana. This size
restriction applies to the taking or possession of such shrimp aboard a vessel.
EXCEPTION: There is no possession count
on white shrimp taken or possessed from
Oct. 15 through the third Monday in
December. When more than 50 percent by
weight of the shrimp taken or possessed is
seabobs or brown shrimp, the maximum
allowable amount of undersized white
shrimp taken or possessed shall not exceed
10 percent by weight of the total shrimp
taken or possessed.
CAST NETS, DIP NETS AND BAIT SEINES
A recreational fisherman is allowed to use
dip nets, bait seines, and cast nets not to
exceed 8 and 1/2 feet in radius. Recreational
fishermen shall not take at anytime more
than 50 pounds of shrimp per day during
closed shrimp season and 100 pounds of
shrimp per day during the open season, in
the aggregate, per boat or vehicle, regard-
less of the number of persons thereon.
Shrimp taken are to be used for bait or for
the fisherman’s own consumption and are
not sold, traded or otherwise permitted to
enter into commerce. Certain WMAs and
state or federal refuges may have different
rules. Always check with an LDWF
Enforcement Office if you have questions.
RESTRICTIONS ON NIGHT SHRIMPING
Night shrimping is prohibited between the hours of one-half hour after sunset to one-half
hour before sunrise in the following areas: Vermilion Bay, East and West Cote Blanche bays,
and in Atchafalaya Bay, from the western shore of Vermilion Bay to the western shore of
the Atchafalaya River and the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel out to Eugene Island as
described by the inside-outside line.
TRAWLS
Trawls cannot have a mesh size less than
5/8-inch bar or 1 and 1/4 inches stretched.
In that portion of state inside waters from
the western shore of the Atchafalaya River
to the western shore of Vermilion Bay and
Southwest Pass at Marsh Island, mesh size
must not be less than 3/4-inch bar or 1 and
1/2 inches stretched during the fall inshore
shrimp season.
TRAWLING DURING OPEN SEASON AND
POSSESSION LIMITS
During the open shrimping seasons trawls
25 feet and less are allowed for recreational
purposes.
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Recreational shrimpers using trawls 16 feet
in length or less are limited to 100 pounds
(heads on) of shrimp per boat per day.
Recreational shrimpers using trawls greater
than 16 feet in length are limited to no
more than 250 pounds of (heads-on)
shrimp per day per boat.
Shrimp taken recreationally may only be
used for bait or the fisherman’s own consumption and may not be sold, traded or
otherwise permitted to enter commerce.
Federal Turtle Excluder Device (TED) regulations require any shrimp trawler in the Gulf
2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations

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