Issuance of licenses for hunting, trapping, fishing, shrimping and taking oysters; issuance of certain licenses for selling wild game or birds, fishoysters and shrimp, and issuance of certificates for shipping fish, shrimp, frogs and crabs out of the state. In recent years Cameron Parish has ranked sixth in the state in total value of mineral production. Estuarine-dependent species such as shrimp, menhaden and oysters, the future of which has been charged as endangered in some sections of the country, dominate the Cameron fishery and account for approximately 90 percent of the annual fisheries value. They begin at the Sabine River and may be found as far east as Lafourche Parish, although they are at their best in the area lying between Sabine Lake and Vermilion Bay. Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission. Trapping is no easy chore, though much of the equipment and procedures are far improved over those of yesteryear.
Today they still hunt, trap, raise sugar and rice and tendhead of cattle — some of which seem almost aquatic.
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Fur bearers in the form of mink, otter, muskrat, raccoon and, more recently, nutria have thrived in large numbers. During a storm about 35 years ago a dozen of the pound beaver-like nutria escaped private pens on Avery Island. While pipelines are widely used in the Parish for the transportation of mineral products, most of these have been installed using construction procedures having little adverse effect on marshland ecology. Cooperating with the federal government in research and in wildlife restoration projects. Those operations, which have been super-imposed over parts of Cameron Parish surface, have in some instances resulted in changes in plant communities and fish and wildlife populations. Against these charms were set the fiercely destructive hurricanes and the still fiercer mosquitoes that in summer might arise in dense clouds over the marsh at the approach of night. The first mineral lease in the area was granted in