Opinion by Mike Foster
Poster NOLA.com | Jan. 23rd

I had the honor of serving as the governor of this hunting and fishing wonderland from 1996 to 2004. Our sporting opportunities and our natural resources are the envy of the rest of the nation, and our state is recognized by recreational fishers across the world as being the best place to come catch redfish and many other highly-prized sportfish. Recreational saltwater fishing supports more than 11,000 jobs in our state and is responsible for more than $1.3 billion in annual economic activity.

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