by Andy Crawford, Louisiana Sportsman Magazine
Recreational fishing could reopen as early as July 14 in all areas affected by the BP oil spill. A Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting will be held at 4 p.m. to discuss the matter . The meeting will take place in the Louisiana Room of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, La.
Article I Section 27 of the Louisiana Constitution
§27. Freedom to Hunt, Fish and Trap
The freedom to hunt, fish, and trap wildlife, including all aquatic life, traditionally taken by hunters, trappers and anglers, is a valued natural heritage that shall be forever preserved for the people. (2004)