Ophelia becomes the fourth hurricane of the season. Maximum sustained winds are near 75mph and the Ophelia is moving NNW at 9 mph. Hurricane Warnings are now in place for Bermuda as the hurricane approaches.
September 1, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2011/2012 oyster seasons based on oyster stock assessments provided by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologists and comments received from members of the publ
On September 1, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a motion to continue the abandoned crab trap removal program for 2012. Two winter crab trap closures and clean-ups are planned for portions of St.
Latest reconnaissance aircraft finds that Tropical Storm Nate has gotten stronger. The storm has sustained winds near 70 mph with a forward direction of SSE @ 2 mph. Nate is expected to make a northward turn by the weekend.
The rainfall seen overnight and early this morning has reach the Amite, Comite and Tickfaw rivers and significant rises are now occurring. At this time the river stages should crest at or just below flood stage.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) reminds anyone using coastal wildlife management areas (WMA) with designated limited access areas (LAAs) that operation of boats with internal combustion engines, within those LAAs, is p