Commission denies Barham authority to open white-shrimp season

In an unusual move, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission denied a request from the agency it manages to grant authority to Sec. Robert Barham to open the inshore white-shrimp season. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries biologist Jeff Marx asked the commission to allow Barham to open the season if agency research showed white shrimp of a marketable size in Louisiana’s marshes before the Aug. 6 commission meeting.  Read the rest here 16:49