From the coastal waters and swamps of Shell Beach, Delacroix, Hopedale and New Orleans to the coastal waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana's diversity of fish species is second to none. One per person per day within the set of 20 reef fish; the aggregate of 20 reef fish is vermilion and alley snapper, almaco, gray and white crossbowfish. However, no angler can actively fish or engage in fishing while they have more than the daily catch limit. Fishermen who fish for tuna in the state or federal government of Louisiana are subject to state and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Fishermen who fish tuna in or out of the waters of the state of Louisiana are subject to state and federal laws, rules and regulations. Recreational saltwater anglers may have a baggage limit of two days on land; however, no person may own more than the daily baggage limit in one day or while fishing or while in the water, unless that recreational saltwater angler is aboard a trawler dedicated to commercial fishing for a consecutive period of more than 25 hours. All waters in the state of Louisiana that flow out to the sea up to the boundary of the Louisiana Territorial Sea in the direction of the Gulf will be closed to the recreational and commercial capture and possession of all sharks between April 1 and June 30 of each year.