Fishing

Oyster Tong

Fees
Resident: 
$30.00
Non-Resident: 
$240.00
Description: 

per tong

Oyster Cargo Vessel Permit

Grouping: 
Fishing Permit
Fees
Resident: 
$250.00
Non-Resident: 
$1105.00

Oyster Seed Ground Permit

Grouping: 
Fishing Permit
Fees
Resident: 
$15.00
Non-Resident: 
$60.00

Oyster Harvester

Fees
Resident: 
$100.00
Non-Resident: 
$400.00
Description: 

captain only
Commercial Fisherman license required

Mussel Harvester Permit

Grouping: 
Fishing Permit
Fees
Resident: 
$100.00
Non-Resident: 
$1000.00
Description: 

captain only
Commercial Fisherman license required

Vessel

Fees
Resident: 
$15.00
Non-Resident: 
$60.00
Description: 

required south of saltwater line

Senior Fish/Hunt

Fees
Resident: 
$5.00
Description: 

Senior Fish/Hunt License: Any resident who turned sixty (60) years of age on or after June 1, 2000 must obtain a senior fishing/hunting license to hunt or fish. This license does not include special gear such as trawls, crab traps, crawfish traps, hoop nets, etc.

Saltwater Fishing

Fees
Resident: 
$5.50
Non-Resident: 
$30.00
Description: 

(Basic Fishing Required)

Hook & Line

Fees
Resident: 
$2.50
Description: 

(cane pole)

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas West of Caminada Pass to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

Release Date: 05/20/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following additional closure of a portion of the territorial seas, in lower Lafourche and Jefferson parishes, from the western shore of Caminada Pass to Belle Pass to recreational and commercial fishing activities effective immediately, May 20, 2010.   Oil has been documented in the area, including the presence of tar balls on Fourchon Beach.

Territorial Seas Closure

The state's territorial seas seaward of the inside-outside shrimp line from the western shore of Caminada Pass at 90 degrees 02 minutes  46.597 seconds west longitude westward to the western shore of Belle Pass at 90 degrees 13 minutes 36 seconds west longitude.

LDWF continues to work closely with DHH in an effort to assess all opportunities to resume normal fishing activities on Louisiana's coast and guarantee the safety of Louisiana's seafood.

Precautionary closures of recreational and commercial fishing have been implemented based on the best information the Secretary of the Department receives from field biologists, staff and trajectory models from NOAA.

Once reports are received, LDWF initiates a field survey and immediate seafood testing in the suspected areas.  Closures are subsequently made with the intent to be as safe as possible, while not closing any fishing areas unnecessarily.  As test results come back clearing the area, effected waters are then reopened.

All other closures remain in place.

For more information related to the oil spill, visit http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov.  Connect with us at www.facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter as @GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep.

To see current fishing map click here: www.wlf.louisiana.gov/pdfs/news/fishing-closure.jpg.

For more information contact Laura Deslatte at ldeslatte@wlf.la.gov or 225-765-2335 or 225-610-2363.

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