Resolutions

FOSTERING COLLABORATION FOR BLACK BEAR HABITAT AND MANAGEMENT

WHEREAS, January 7, 2013 marked the 21st anniversary of the listing of the Louisiana black bear under the guidelines of the Endangered Species Act; and WHEREAS, the Black Bear Conservation …

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A Plan of Action for Louisiana’s Feral Hog Invasion

WHEREAS, feral hog (Susscrofa) populations are expanding within North America via their high reproductive potential and climate/landscape tolerance (while population estimates are difficult to determine, experts believe that North America …

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Declaration of Mardi Gras Pass as a Navigable Waterway

WHEREAS, in 2011 and 2012, due to abnormally-high flooding conditions especially in 2011, a new distributary of the Mississippi River was created through natural processes in an area within the …

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SUPPORTING stronger permit conditions and enforcement actions for construction activities allowed inside the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway system

Whereas, many changes in the hydrology of the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System have occurred because of modifications to historic water flow patterns by commercial operations under permit from the U.S. …

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SUPPORTING INCREASED EFFORTS IN THE ATCHAFALAYA BASIN FLOODWAY SYSTEM TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY AND PROTECT HABITAT WITHOUT DEFEATING FLOOD CONTROL EFFORTS

Whereas, the Atchafalaya Basin Floodway System has been recognized as a world class ecosystem, and comprises the largest remaining river basin swamp in North America; and Whereas, the Atchafalaya Basin …

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Management of Red Snapper in Louisiana State Waters

WHEREAS, the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council) working on behalf of the National Marine Fisheries Service is responsible for setting the total allowable catch (TAC) for Red …

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Fisheries Access in the 2012 Louisiana Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast

WHEREAS, more than 13,000 Louisiana commercial fishers gain support for their families by annually harvesting about a billion pounds of saltwater species, having a dockside value in 2011 of $341,000,000; …

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Removing the 14” Minimum Length Limit for BLACK Bass in the Atchafalaya Basin

WHEREAS, in 1992 Hurricane Andrew struck the Atchafalaya Basin leaving an estimated 200 million dead fish in its wake; and WHEREAS, in 1993 the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries …

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Enhanced Commercial Harvest and Marketing of Asian Carp in Louisiana

WHEREAS, for the purposes of this resolution the term “Asian Carp” refers to four species: black carp (Mylopharyngodon piceus), bighead carp (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis), grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella) and silver carp …

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RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A WATER MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR THE STATE OF LOUISIANA

WHEREAS, the issue of a need for a Water Management Plan became pressing as a result of the recent controversy of selling “excess” water from Toledo Bend Reservoir to private …

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