PROTECT OUR SURF ZONE

From Industrial Pogie Fishing

We Need Your Support to Protect Louisiana’s Sportsman’s Paradise!

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Louisiana has earned the title Sportsman’s Paradise and supports unique, world-renowned opportunities to fish for iconic species such as redfish, yellowfin tuna, speckled trout, tarpon, cobia, red snapper and many others.

Our Sportsman’s Paradise is at risk due to the current mismanagement of industrial menhaden fishing in Louisiana waters and would be improved by enacting HB 1033 which is currently being voted on in the legislature.

The Problem

Currently, industrial menhaden fishing removes more than 1 billion pounds of pogies and millions of pounds of bycatch every year from the Gulf – 70% of that comes from Louisiana state waters. This is a Louisiana problem since all Gulf States have already implemented harvest quotas.

We are long overdue for reasonable regulations. It’s time to support HB-1033! Send a letter now!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

There are three ways you can help:

  • Submit a message to the Senate here 👉
  • Share this page and tell people to support HB 1033 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 for HB 1033 now!

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POGIE NEWS AND RESOURCES

Pogie Bill Passes the House

Rep. Joe Orgeron’s HB 1033 earns strong bi-partisan support. Now moves to Senate. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1033 by Representative Joe Orgeron, a bill that

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All Eyes on Pogies

Joe Orgeron’s HB1033 to be considered by the House of Representative on Tuesday Two weeks ago, the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan, MOVED FAVORABLY on House

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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!

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