Make Alligator Gar a Game Fish in Louisiana

Make Alligator Gar a Game Fish in Louisiana

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Alligator gar have been around for over 140 million years, co-existing with many species that inhabit Louisiana waters. Unfortunately, in the last 100 years, Alligator Gar have been seen as a nuisance and a threat to other species of fish. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Alligator Gar are completely native to Louisiana and are extremely important to the ecosystem. However, many people continue to kill Alligator Gar whenever caught because of the outdated beliefs stated before. My petition is for Alligator Gar to become a gamefish in Louisiana and for there to be a size limit and limit of the amount of gar allowed to be kept. Many very large Alligator Gar are often killed in Louisiana due to hate for the fish as well as bow fishing. These fish are often over 50 years old and are breeder fish. If this petition can be signed, acknowledged, and everyone can learn how important these fish are, we might be teaching others about these incredible fish in the future, instead of trying to save an endangered species, again.

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