In a 2020 article, Louisiana Sportsman looked at a study by a University of Miami scientist and angler that analyzes overfishing menhaden and its threat
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!
POGIE NEWS AND RESOURCES
The need for a mile buffer off the coast of Louisiana wouldn’t be the first time rules have been instituted around reduction fishing in the
Captain F.J. Eicke, spokesman for the Coastal Conservation Association in Mississippi submitted an opinion editorial to the Sun Herald to discuss the need for rules
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!