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Employment Opportunities

The Department of Wildlife & Fisheries announces employment opportunities on the State Department of Civil Service’s website.  Applicants are encouraged to view current vacancy information and how to apply online at www.civilservice.la.gov.

For more information, contact:
Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
Human Resources Section
2000 Quail Dr. Rm 223
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000

Office: 225-765-2850 or 225-765-2851
Fax: 225-763-3510

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is an equal opportunity employer.

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It does represent an attempt to present as a public service a partial summary of some of the laws in effect at the time of the website's upload and last update. Though every effort will be made to remain current, substantive changes to the law may very well occur following the website's last update. For these reasons, the accuracy of the information contained on this website cannot be guaranteed and browsers are cautioned that it is their responsibility to apprise themselves of the laws in effect at any given time. These laws include those contained within the Louisiana Revised Statutes, particulary Title 56, the offical regulations of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, federal laws and any local or parish ordinances.

Contact your local Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Agent for specific information.

Sunrise/Sunset Table

SUNRISE AND SUNSET - NEW ORLEANS AREA

Central Standard Time (Add one hour when on Daylight Savings Time)

  SEPTEMBER     OCTOBER NOVEMBER  DECEMBER
DAY  RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET
 1  5:37       l     6:23 5:53       l     5:46 6:14       l     5:14 6:38       l     5:00
 2 5:38       l     6:22 5:54       l     5:45 6:15       l     5:13 6:39       l     5:00
 3 5:38       l     6:21 5:55       l     5:44 6:15       l     5:12 6:40       l     5:00
 4 5:39       l     6:19 5:55       l     5:42 6:16       l     5:11 6:41       l     5:00
 5 5:39       l     6:18 5:56       l     5:41 6:17       l     5:10 6:41       l     5:00
 6 5:40       l     6:17 5:56       l     5:40 6:18       l     5:10 6:42       l     5:00
 7 5:40       l     6:16 5:57       l     5:39 6:19       l     5:09 6:43       l     5:00
 8 5:41       l     6:15 5:58       l     5:38 6:19       l     5:08 6:44       l     5:01
 9 5:41       l     6:13 5:58       l     5:37 6:20       l     5:08 6:44       l     5:01
 10 5:42       l     6:12 5:59       l     5:35 6:21       l     5:07 6:45       l     5:01
 11 5:42       l     6:11 5:59       l     5:34 6:22       l     5:07 6:46       l     5:01
 12 5:43       l     6:10 6:00       l     5:33 6:23       l     5:06 6:46       l     5:01
 13 5:44       l     6:08 6:01       l     5:32  6:23       l     5:05 6:47       l     5:02
 14 5:44       l     6:07 6:01       l     5:31 6:24       l     5:05 6:48       l     5:02
 15 5:45       l     6:06  6:02       l     5:30  6:25       l     5:04 6:48       l     5:02
 16 5:45       l     6:05 6:03       l     5:29 6:26       l     5:04 6:49       l     5:03
 17 5:46       l     6:03 6:03       l     5:28 6:27       l     5:04 6:50       l     5:03
 18 5:46       l     6:02 6:04       l     5:27 6:28       l     5:03 6:50       l     5:04
 19 5:47       l     6:01 6:05       l     5:26 6:28       l     5:03 6:51       l     5:04
 20 5:47       l     6:00 6:05       l     5:25 6:29       l     5:02 6:51       l     5:04
 21 5:48       l     5:58 6:06       l     5:24 6:30       l     5:02 6:52       l     5:05
 22 5:48       l     5:57 6:07       l     5:23 6:31       l     5:02 6:52       l     5:05
 23 5:49       l     5:56 6:07       l     5:22 6:32       l     5:01 6:53       l     5:06
 24 5:49       l     5:55 6:08       l     5:21 6:33       l     5:01 6:53       l     5:06
 25 5:50       l     5:53 6:09       l     5:20 6:33       l     5:01 6:54       l     5:07
 26 5:51       l     5:52 6:09       l     5:19 6:34       l     5:01 6:54       l     5:08
 27 5:51       l     5:51 6:10       l     5:18 6:35       l     5:01 6:54       l     5:08
 28 5:52       l     5:50  6:11       l     5:17 6:36       l     5:00 6:55       l     5:09
 29 5:52       l     5:49 6:12       l     5:16 6:37       l     5:00 6:55       l     5:10
 30 5:53       l     5:47 6:12       l     5:15 6:37       l     5:00 6:56       l     5:10
 31   6:13       l     5:14   6:56       l     5:11

 

  JANUARY      FEBRUARY MARCH   APRIL
DAY  RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET RISE      l      SET
 1  6:56       l     5:12 6:51       l     5:37 6:27       l     5:59 5:50       l     6:19
 2 6:56       l     5:12 6:50       l     5:38 6:25       l     6:00 5:49       l     6:19
 3 6:57       l     5:13 6:50       l     5:39 6:24       l     6:01 5:48       l     6:20
 4 6:57       l     5:14 6:49       l    5:40 6:23       l     6:01 5:47       l     6:21
 5 6:57       l     5:15 6:48       l    5:41 6:22       l     6:02 5:45       l     6:21
 6 6:57       l     5:15 6:48       l    5:42 6:21       l     6:03 5:44       l     6:22
 7 6:57       l     5:16 6:47       l    5:42 6:20       l     6:03 5:43       l     6:22
 8 6:57       l     5:17 6:46       l    5:43 6:19       l     6:04 5:42       l     6:23
 9 6:57       l     5:18 6:45       l    5:44 6:18       l     6:05 5:41       l     6:24
 10 6:57       l     5:19 6:45       l    5:45 6:16       l     6:05 5:39       l     6:24
 11 6:57       l     5:19 6:44       l    5:46 6:15       l     6:06 5:38       l     6:25
 12 6:57       l     5:20 6:43       l    5:47 6:14       l     6:07 5:37       l     6:25
 13 6:57       l     5:21 6:42       l    5:47 6:13       l     6:07 5:36       l     6:26
 14 6:57       l     5:22 6:41       l    5:48 6:12       l     6:08 5:35       l     6:27
 15 6:57       l     5:23 6:40       l    5:49 6:11       l     6:08 5:34       l     6:27
 16 6:57       l     5:24 6:40       l    5:50 6:09       l     6:09 5:33       l     6:28
 17 6:57       l     5:24 6:39       l    5:50  6:08       l     6:10 5:32       l     6:28
 18 6:56       l     5:25 6:38       l    5:51 6:07       l     6:10 5:31       l     6:29
 19 6:56       l     5:26 6:37       l    5:52 6:06       l     6:11 5:30       l     6:30
 20 6:56       l     5:27 6:36       l    5:53 6:05       l     6:12 5:28       l     6:30
 21 6:56       l     5:28 6:35       l    5:53 6:03       l     6:12 5:27       l     6:31
 22 6:55       l     5:29 6:34       l    5:54 6:02       l     6:13 5:26       l     6:32
 23 6:55       l     5:30 6:33       l    5:55 6:01       l     6:13 5:25       l     6:32
 24 6:55       l     5:31 6:32       l    5:56 6:00       l     6:14 5:24       l     6:33
 25 6:54       l     5:31 6:31       l    5:56 5:59       l     6:15 5:23       l     6:33
 26 6:54       l     5:32 6:30       l    5:57 5:57       l     6:15 5:22       l     6:34
 27 6:53       l     5:33 6:29       l    5:58 5:56       l     6:16 5:21       l     6:35
 28 6:53       l     5:34 6:28       l    5:59 5:55       l     6:16 5:21       l     6:35
 29 6:52       l     5:35 6:28       l    5:59 5:54       l     6:17 5:20       l     6:36
 30 6:52       l     5:36   5:53       l     6:18 5:19       l     6:37
 31 6:51       l     5:37   5:51       l     6:18  

 

SUNRISE AND SUNSET CONVERSION TABLE AREAS EXCEPT NEW ORLEANS

For the other areas listed, add the number of minutes shown in the monthly table below to the daily figures given in the New Orleans Area table above. This will furnish central standard time sunrise and sunset figures for any particular day in these areas. 

  ALEXANDRIA BATON ROUGE LAFAYETTE LAKE CHARLES  MONROE  SHREVEPORT
  AREA AREA  AREA  AREA  AREA  AREA 
  ADD ADD   ADD ADD   ADD   ADD  
  MINUTES MINUTES MINUTES  MINUTES  MINUTES  MINUTES 
MONTH RISE  l  SET RISE  l  SET RISE l SET   RISE  l  SET RISE l SET RISE  l  SET 
          +         +         +          +         +          + 
SEPT  9       l   11 4       l      5 8      l    8 12      l    13 6      l   10 13     l    17
OCT 11      l   10 5       l      4 7      l    8 13      l    12 9      l     7 16     l    14
NOV  12      l     8 5       l      3 8      l    7 13      l    12 11    l     4 18     l    11
DEC  13      l     7 5       l      3 8      l    7 13      l    12 13    l     2 21     l    10
JAN 13      l     7 6       l      3 8      l    7 13      l    11 13    l     2 20     l    10
FEB 10      l     9 4       l      4 8      l    8 12      l    12 9      l     6 16     l    14
MAR 10      l    11 4       l      5 7      l    8 12      l    13 8      l     9 14     l    16
APR  8       l    12 3       l      5 8      l    8 12      l    12 6      l   11 11     l    19

   

 

LDWF Modifies Closures in Portions of the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins and Territorial Seas to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

Release Date: 05/22/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following additional closures to recreational and commercial fishing activities in portions of state inside waters in lower Jefferson, Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes and territorial seas effective immediately, today, May 22, 2010.  These closures were implemented due to confirmed reports of oil.

Barataria Basin

The portion of state inside waters south of 29 degrees 30 minutes 00 seconds north latitude  and north of the inside/outside shrimp line, from the western shore of the Mississippi River westward to the western shore of Bayou Lafourche

Terrebonne Basin

The portion of state inside waters south of 29 degrees 21 minutes 00 seconds north latitude and north of the inside/outside shrimp line from the  western shore of Bayou Lafourche  westward to 91 degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds west longitude.

Territorial Seas

That portion of state outside waters seaward of the inside/outside shrimp line from 91 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds west longitude westward to 91 degrees 20 minutes 20 seconds west longitude.

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 of oil 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. 

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.

All other closures remain in place.

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

For more information please contact Laura Deslatte at ldeslatte@wlf.la.gov or 225.765.2335 or 225.610.2363

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LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas Below Barataria Bay and Inside Waters West of Bayou Lafourche to Recreational and Commercial Fishing

Release Date: 05/21/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities in a portion of the the territorial seas, just south of Barataria Bay, from the eastern shore of Chaland Pass to the eastern shore of Barataria Pass and a portion of state inside waters west of Bayou Lafourche effective sunset, today, May 21, 2010.  These closures are a result of confirmed reports of oil. 

Territorial Seas Closure

The state's territorial seas seaward of the inside-outside shrimp line from the eastern shore of Chaland Pass at 89 degrees 44 minutes 06.3 seconds west longitude to the eastern shore of Barataria Pass at 89 degrees 56 minutes 44 seconds west longitude will close effective sunset May 21, 2010.

 

Inshore Closure

That portion of inside waters from the western shore of Bayou Lafourche westward to 90 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds west longitude north of 29 degrees 10 minutes 16 seconds north latitude and south of 29 degrees 14 minutes 00 seconds north latitude will close effective sunset May 21, 2010.

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 of oil 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.

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.

For more information related to the oil spill, visit  http://www.emergency.louisiana.gov. Connect with us on

 www.facebook.com/GOHSEP and on Twitter as @GOHSEP. View photos from the state's response efforts at http ://www.flickr.com/photos/lagohsep

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

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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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LDWF Modifies Closures in Portion of Territorial Seas Including Barataria to Caminada Passes for Recreational and Commercial Fishing

Release Date: 05/20/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following closure to recreational and commercial fishing activities in a portion of the territorial seas, in lower Jefferson Parish, from the eastern shore of Barataria Pass to the western shore of Caminada Pass effective today, May 20, 2010 at sunset.   These actions were taken due to confirmed reports of oil.

Territorial Seas Closure

The state's territorial seas seaward of the inside-outside shrimp line from the eastern shore of Barataria Pass at 89 degrees 56 minutes 44 seconds west longitude westward to the western shore of Caminada Pass at 90 degrees 02 minutes  46.597 seconds west longitude will close effective sunset May 20, 2010.

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 of oil 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.

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.

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

For more information please contact Laura Deslatte at ldeslatte@wlf.la.gov or 225.765.2335 or 225.610.2363

2010-163

LDWF MODIFIES CLOSURES IN PORTION OF TERRITORIAL SEAS BELOW EMPIRE TO RECREATIONAL AND COMMERCIAL FISHING

Release Date: 05/19/2010

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Secretary Robert Barham announced the following additional closure of a portion of the territorial sea, west of the Mississippi River in lower Plaquemines Parish to recreational and commercial fishing activities effective tomorrow, May 20, 2010, at sunrise. These modifications have no impact on fishing in the Grand Isle area.

Territorial Sea Closure

The state's territorial seas seaward of the inside-outside shrimp line from the eastern shore of Chaland Pass at 89 degrees 44 minutes 06.3 seconds west longitude, eastward to the mouth of Red Pass at 89 degrees 28 minutes 13.4 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.

All other closures remain in place.

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

Editors: For more information please contact Laura Deslatte at ldeslatte@wlf.la.gov or 225.765.2335 or 225.610.2363.

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