There are rules against overfishing menhaden in every state except Mississippi and Louisiana. That’s because overfishing depletes fish stock. In particular, Gulf menhaden is a
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 following is an excerpt of an article from our partners from the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership. Marine Stewardship Council takes an irresponsible approach to
Local Conservation Group and Louisiana Fishermen Show Devastating Effects of Industrial Menhaden Fishing
Louisiana’s fragile coastal ecosystem continues to be threatened by industrial menhaden fishing. In 2019, our partners over at the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership’s Center for
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!