Bob’s Bayou Black Marina faces closure due to canal access issue; HB 391 filed

Even as legislation seeking to make the state’s tidally-influenced waters open to public access began its journey in the Louisiana Legislature this week, a long-time marina in Gibson is facing closure early next year because the landowner is not renewing a waterway lease that ultimately provides boater access to the Intracoastal Waterway.

According to Ben Weber and Daryl Carpenter, board members of Louisiana Sportsmen’s Coalition, Bob’s Bayou Black Marina could have to close its doors effective March 1, 2019 because a new lease agreement for a 300-yard stretch of waterway couldn’t be worked out with the landowners, Williams Inc.

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Louisiana Sportsmens Coalition

Louisiana Sportsmen's Coalition is a grassroots organization based out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Coalition was formed in 2016 to preserve Louisiana's legacy as the "Sportsman's Paradise" and safeguard the future of fishing across Louisiana's waterways.