"In Louisiana – the Sportsman's Paradise – we share a deep respect and appreciation for the abundant natural resources in our state that are so vital to our state's economy. Outdoor recreational activities, including hunting, fishing, and camping, are not just favorite past times of Louisiana residents, they are also economic drivers for the state bringing hundreds of thousands of out of state visitors each year."
Enjoyment of the outdoors is deeply rooted in Louisiana’s history and culture, and it should come as no surprise that hunters and anglers from around the nation travel to Louisiana every year to access to some of our most treasured natural resources. There are an estimated 900,000 hunters and recreational anglers in the state of Louisiana who contribute over $1.67 billion to our economy. Besides being a favorite past time of many people in Louisiana, the Sportsman’s industry is a major economic driver for the state, supporting almost 24,000 jobs and providing over $165 million annually in local and state taxes. Directly and indirectly, the economic impact of the industry is over $1.67 billion.
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Louisiana senators and representatives have introduced companion legislation in Congress that would give states management authority of red snapper out to 25 miles or 25 fathoms, whichever is greater, off their coastlines. Currently, states control red snapper out to nine nautical miles.