Public access to tidal waters in jeopardy
Louisiana’s beloved fishing areas are known worldwide as the Sportsman’s Paradise.
More and more, however, this paradise is becoming accessible to only a select few sportsmen.
This is because Louisiana is the only state in America that allows property owners to claim ownership of waters that ebb and flow with the tide.
You may be in awe at the absurdity of the notion of owning tidally-influenced water. Or you may be nodding your head, having been told you were trespassing while fishing somewhere yourself.