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Commercial blue crab fishing ban begins Monday

Restaurants stock up as a commercial crab fishing ban kicks in Monday. (FOX 8) Restaurants stock up as a commercial crab fishing ban kicks in Monday. (FOX 8)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

A thirty-day ban on commercial crabbing in Louisiana goes into effect Monday.

This comes after wildlife agents said there was over-fishing of blue crab in Louisiana’s waters in 2016.

The temporary ban gives it time for it to re-grow.

Recreational fisherman can still catch crabs, but you cannot use a trap.

Commercial fisherman and some restaurants worry the ban will impact their earnings.

The ban ends on March 22.

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