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Louisiana Blue Crab Ban has Crabbers, Restaurants Feeling Blue

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 02 2017

Deanie’s is serving gulf crab through temporary season closure

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has instituted a 30-day ban on commercial crabbing due to a decline in the Louisiana blue crab population from overfishing. A year-round ban also began Jan. 1 on commercial harvest of immature female blue crabs, except for those being held for processing of soft shell crabs.

The 30-day ban on commercial crabbing in Louisiana waters runs from Feb. 20 to March 22 and will be imposed annually for three years, ending in 2019.

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Topics: wild louisiana seafood, wild domestic seafood, Louisiana blue crab, crab season

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