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Proposed Gillnet Ban (1995)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1995-05-05

Duration: 00:08:19

Subjects: Gillnetting | Louisiana. Legislature | Louisiana Legislative Session, 1995 | Wildlife conservation | Fisheries


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Chapa, Arcie Reporter
  • Alfonso, Nicholas Interviewee
  • Koch, Johnny Interviewee
  • Triche, Warren Interviewee
  • Adomitis, Gus Interviewee
  • Gerico, Peter Interviewee
  • Alfonso, Joseph Interviewee
  • Condry, Richard Interviewee
  • Bergeron, Robert Speaker
  • Fernandez, Manny Speaker


This segment from the May 5, 1995, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Arcie Chapa’s report on the proposed gillnet ban under consideration at the sixth week of the 1995 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Her report includes highlights of the House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the bill, including comments by: State Representative Warren Triche, the bill’s author; Dr. Richard Condry, LSU Coastal Fisheries Institute; State Representative Robert Bergeron, the author of an approved amendment allowing strike nets; and Manny Fernandez, commercial fishing representative. Chapa also interviews: Nicholas Alfonso, commercial fisherman; Johnny Koch, Gulf Coast Conservation Association; State Representative Warren Triche; Gus Adomitis, recreational fisherman; Peter Gerico, commercial fisherman; Joseph Alfonso, commercial fisherman; and Dr. Richard Condry, LSU Coastal Fisheries Institute. Host: Robert Collins