Plaquemines Parish, LA


Entergy offering $150 bill credits to eligible customers

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - In the latest move to help stem what officials call “alarmingly high” bills, Entergy is offering a $150 credit to eligible customers. Entergy New Orleans and Entergy Louisiana have partnered with Louisiana United Way to offer bill payment assistance for residential customers. Beginning Aug....

Two NWLA cities to receive grant funding for infrastructure projects

WASHINGTON (KSLA) - Two northwest Louisiana cities are set to receive money from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This money will go toward constructing and rehabilitating highways, bridges and public transportation. “Our transportation infrastructure has suffered from neglect and lack of funding for decades,” said Sen. Bill Cassidy in...

Fishermen Busted With 665 Catfish, Cited for Limit Violation

Louisiana wildlife officials have cited four of the five fishermen responsible for keeping well over the legal limit of catfish. The violation took place in Plaquemines Parish, just slightly southeast of New Orleans. According to the report from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, responding officers Lt. Adam Young and Senior Agent Austin Landry were initially responding to a complaint. Soon enough, they found the five men on the Mississippi River levee, south of the Empire Locks with rods and reels in hand. Upon further inspection, the officers discovered that the men had 665 catfish on board. In Louisiana, anglers can keep a total of 100 fish in the aggregate of blue, channel, and flathead catfish. Collectively, these men could only have kept 500 fish.

Fishing Violations of Five Mississippi Men in Louisiana Lead to Fines and 665 Catfish Confiscated and Donated to Hunters for the Hungry

Fishing Violations of Five Mississippi Men in Louisiana Lead to Fines and 665 Catfish Confiscated and Donated to Hunters for the Hungry. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries confirmed on August 5, 2022, that on August 3, enforcement agents cited five men for alleged recreational fishing infractions in Plaquemines Parish.
Picayune Item

Five Mississippi men arrested in Louisiana for illegal fishing acts

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement agents cited five men for alleged recreational fishing violations in Plaquemines Parish on Aug. 3. Agents cited Timothy Jones, 60, of McComb, Miss., Ellis R. Martin, 57, of Summit, Miss., Thomas Firth, 56, of Tylertown, Miss., and Steven Riley, 59, of Gulfport, Miss., for over the daily limit of catfish. Agents also cited Clifton Clark, 44, Gulfport, Miss., and Riley and Jones for not possessing a non-resident basic fishing license.
Baton Rouge Business Report

Container vessel fabricator ends contract with Plaquemines Parish port

After almost six years working exclusively with the Plaquemines Port Harbor & Terminal District to develop a new intermodal container terminal on the Lower Mississippi River near West Pointe à la Hache, La., and deploy a fleet of inland container vessels to connect that port to Midwest markets, American Patriot Holdings has canceled its exclusivity agreement, reports the Waterways Journal.

How’s Louisiana’s oyster industry enduring this National Oyster Day?

It’s national oyster day and the Bayou State is very familiar with the well-loved seafood, but the local industry has been in serious recovery mode thanks to the last two hurricane seasons. Oyster Task Force Chairman Mitch Jurisich said they are starting to see oyster spawns. “But overall, we...