Menhaden Fisheries Council Members Oppose Latest Louisiana Fishing Ban Bill
Menhaden Fisheries Coalition (MFC) Members located in the Gulf of Mexico are pushing back against a proposed Louisiana state bill that would ban menhaden vessels from fishing within half a mile of the entire Louisiana coast, 1 mile off of specific areas, and 3 miles off of Grand Isle.
The MFC argues that the legislation, H.B. 535, “presents a threat to coastal Louisiana jobs, yet has no observed scientific or environmental justification.
Specifically, the MFC is upset that groups supporting the bill have argued that the legislation would have...
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