Liberate our waters

Louisiana is one of the only states in the nation where you can be traveling by boat on public, navigable waterways, and suddenly with no warning find that you are not.

As a result, families out for a day of fun have been subject to armed challenges from guards hired by big landowners, told to leave the unmarked, seemingly open water. The problem has become so bad that major fishing competitions are avoiding the state, and without change things could get worse.

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