department of wildlife and fisheries http://wwno.org en State Wildlife Refuges To Remain Open During Govt. Shutdown http://wwno.org/post/state-wildlife-refuges-remain-open-during-govt-shutdown <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State wildlife and fisheries regulators say Louisiana&#39;s wildlife management areas and refuges will remain open during the federal government shutdown that affects similar federal properties.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:33:47 +0000 The Associated Press 45111 at http://wwno.org Shreveport State Lawmaker Wants New Way To Kill Aquatic Weeds http://wwno.org/post/shreveport-state-lawmaker-wants-new-way-kill-aquatic-weeds Louisiana Rep. Patrick Williams (D-Shreveport) is trying to draw attention to the invasive aquatic weed&#160;giant salvinia that&#160;continues to&#160;clog many waterways in the state. He invited the inventor of the "WaterMower" to address the House Committee on Natural Resources and Environment during a May 8 hearing. Wed, 08 May 2013 15:28:00 +0000 editor 34932 at http://wwno.org Portions of Elmer's Island to Open http://wwno.org/post/portions-elmers-island-open <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State wildlife and fisheries regulators have temporarily opened a section of beach along the Elmer's Island Refuge.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:42:30 +0000 The Associated Press 29644 at http://wwno.org Shrimp Season to Close in Some La. Inside Waters http://wwno.org/post/shrimp-season-close-some-la-inside-waters <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that fall shrimp season will close Friday in all state inside waters east of the Mississippi River — except for the open waters of Breton and Chandeleur Sounds.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27194 at http://wwno.org Caney Creek Reservoir Meeting on Jan. 21 http://wwno.org/post/caney-creek-reservoir-meeting-jan-21 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will hold a public hearing Jan. 21 on marine life and vegetation in the Caney Creek Reservoir.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The department developed a management plan for the reservoir in 2006, focusing on fisheries management and vegetation control.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26999 at http://wwno.org High Water Closes Pearl River WMA to Most Hunting http://wwno.org/post/high-water-closes-pearl-river-wma-most-hunting <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says high water is closing most hunting seasons in the Pearl River Wildlife Management Area. They'll close Friday, with only the waterfowl season remaining open.</p> Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:03:49 +0000 The Associated Press 26773 at http://wwno.org State Buys Wetlands with Oil Spill Settlement Funds http://wwno.org/post/state-buys-wetlands-oil-spill-settlement-funds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The state has acquired more than 11,000 acres of wetlands in Livingston and Tangipahoa parishes as part of a conservation project funded by a settlement over the Deepwater Horizon disaster.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:52:18 +0000 The Associated Press 26556 at http://wwno.org LDWF Offers Online Renewal for Commercial Licenses http://wwno.org/post/ldwf-offers-online-renewal-commercial-licenses <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says commercial licenses can now be renewed online.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">People who have commercial licenses from the department can renew them at <a href="http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses" target="_blank">www.wlf.louisiana.gov/licenses</a>.</p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:24:40 +0000 The Associated Press 25753 at http://wwno.org 28 Endangered Whooping Cranes Now Wild in La. http://wwno.org/post/28-endangered-whooping-cranes-now-wild-la <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=RBv7bI-XzO8</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Twenty-eight endangered whooping cranes now live in the wild in southwest Louisiana.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 20:10:09 +0000 The Associated Press 25469 at http://wwno.org La. Announces End of Shrimp Season in Some Areas http://wwno.org/post/la-announces-end-shrimp-season-some-areas <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Louisiana's fall shrimp season is closing in most state inside waters.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said last week that the season would close for most inside waters at sunset Tuesday to let white shrimp grow larger and more valuable.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 18:10:27 +0000 The Associated Press 25289 at http://wwno.org