There are no restrictions to harvesting within proximity to beaches and some bays and very limited regulations in federal waters. There are no catch limits
PROTECT OUR SURF ZONE
From Industrial Pogie Fishing
We Need Your Support to Protect Our Surf Zone!
CONTACT YOUR SENATOR TODAY
Industrial pogie fishing depletes our coastal fish and wildlife, negatively affecting the local ecosystem and threatening Louisiana tourism. We need your help to support a buffer for our surf zone!
Luckily, House Bill 535, introduced by Rep. Joe Orgeron, which would create a buffer zone for industrial pogie fishing off the Louisiana Coast, moved favorably through the House, but it is far from over.
Now, it must pass in the Senate – and it won’t be easy!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
There are three ways you can help:
- Submit a message to the Senate here 👉
- Testify at the upcoming Senate Natural Resources Committee hearing in Baton Rouge
- Share this page and tell people to support HB 535 by attending the hearing or writing to show their support
Let your State Senators know that we can keep pogie fishing jobs and protect our coast by having reasonable rules in place. Our state economy, our industries, and our Sportsmen’s Paradise depend on it!
Send your support now!
Louisiana is the only coastal state that allows industrial pogie fishing right up against its beaches. Here in Louisiana, two companies take about 1 billion
POGIE NEWS AND RESOURCES
Last week, the Louisiana House Natural Resources and Environment Committee approved H.B. 535 by Rep. Joe Orgeron. The bill protects Louisiana’s surf zone from pogie
Coastal Communities Overwhelmingly Support Regulation of Industrial Pogie Fishing in the Louisiana Surf Zone
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) conducted polling recently after lawmakers debated creating a buffer zone to protect
Support House Bill 535 by Representative Orgeron: Protect our Louisiana surf zone from damaging industrial pogie harvest
Recreational fishing in Louisiana is a multi-billion dollar industry, over $3 billion to be exact. We support thousands of businesses, nearly 24,000 jobs across Louisiana, and
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Industrial pogie fishing depletes our coastal fish and wildlife, negatively affecting the local ecosystem, and threatening Louisiana tourism. Do you have photos or videos? Do you have a story to tell? We need your help to support a buffer for our surf zone!