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Crawfish Season opens August 1st
Jul 30, 2007 - 11:00:48 AM

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It's that time of year again.  Crawfish Season opens August 1st and runs until March 31st, 2008. Fisheries and Marine Resources have set some rules for the upcoming season.

- Crawfish tails must not be undersized and females carrying eggs cannot be caught.

- The crawfish are to be a minimum of five and a half inches.

 - No using of noxious chemicals to aid in the capture of crawfish.

- With appropriate permits, persons are allowed to use air compressors to aid in the harvesting of fisheries resources in waters between 30 and 60 feet in depth.   Fishing outside of these depths puts excessive fishing pressure on the resources and also can cause the users of the apparatus to be exposed to unsafe conditions that can have serious negative health impacts over the short and or long terms.

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