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Commercial Fishing in Louisiana: A Dangerous Business

November 9, 2017 Maritime 0 Comments

Louisiana is home to many commercial fishermen. Fishing, from shrimp boats to oystering to catching snapper and grouper, is highly important to the economy of the state. But it’s also highly dangerous for the men and women who do it. Fatality Rates for Commercial Fisherman: 29 Times Higher than the National Average

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Boating Under the Influence in Louisiana: Risks and Penalties

November 3, 2017 Maritime 0 Comments

We all love a pleasant day out on Bayou State waters. Despite the freedom you feel in the open waters, it’s important to obey maritime law and avoid operating a boat while drinking. According to a 2016 report by the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol is the leading contributing factor in fatal boat accidents – even greater than operator inattention, driver inexperience, improper lookout, speeding, and machinery failure.

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