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Louisiana’s Commercial and Recreational Coastal Fisheries. Louisiana’s Commercial and Recreational Coastal Fisheries. Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Saltwater Commercial Fishing. Louisiana is second only to Alaska in commercial fisheries landings.

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saltwater commercial fishing
Saltwater Commercial Fishing
  • Louisiana is second only to Alaska in commercial fisheries landings.
  • Three of Louisiana’s commercial fishing ports are in the top ten landings ports for the United States: Empire-Venice, Intracoastal City, and Cameron.
  • One of out every 70 jobs in Louisiana can be attributed to commercial fisheries (Southwick 2006).
saltwater recreational fishing7
Saltwater Recreational Fishing
  • Louisiana is second only to Florida in recreational harvest among states surveyed by NOAA Fisheries’ recreational creel survey. According to data collected by NOAA in 2006, 19% of saltwater recreational fishing trips occurred in Louisiana.
coastal freshwater recreational fishing
Coastal Freshwater Recreational Fishing
  • A survey of freshwater anglers indicated that 17% of all angler days were spent fishing in the coastal marsh, and that 17% of angler days spent specifically targeting largemouth bass were spent in the coastal marsh (Kelso et al. 1999).