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Old April 26th, 2017
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Default Calcasieu (Big) Lake oysters

Representative Stephen Dwight of Lake Charles has introduced House Bill 156, legislation that would limit oyster harvest in Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake to tonging only, and remove scrapers (dredges) as an allowable harvest method. Coastal Conservation Association of Louisiana supports Rep. Dwight?s efforts to restore the decimated Calcasieu Lake oyster resource, while preserving the resource in Sabine Lake.

Calcasieu was a prolific oyster producing lake until the mid 2000s, when scrapers were first allowed as a method of harvest by the Louisiana Legislature. Since then, the oyster population has plummeted. In fact, in 2003 there were nearly 1.2 million sacks of oysters available in the harvest areas of Calcasieu Lake. Today, there are fewer than 100,000 sacks available. Both the eastern and western harvest areas currently have less than 20% of their long-term average stock size.

Support it if you wish but, this is our last/best chance to restore our reefs in our life time. The bill will probably not get a vote until June and anyone with a stake on the outcome should try to attend or contact your legislators.

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Man, this would be great. i will do what i can.
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Lake Charles Rep put this bill up.

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Stephen C. Dwight
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Look up your state rep and contact them to show your support for HOUSE BILL NO. 156
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Supposed to be heard May 2 in Natural Resource committee

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The Vote on HB 156 regarding prohibition of oyster dredges on Calcasieu Lake has been scheduled for 9:30 Tuesday morning May 2nd in Baton Rouge. This is a vote to move the bill out of the natural resources committee., which is life or death for the bill. We NEED this to move forward.


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Crawl and i emailed our reps. I got a reply from one. Fingers crossed.
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