With great offshore weather approaching, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries takes this opportunity to remind anglers of a few important items:
1. The state water boundary for Louisiana waters has been extended from three to nine nautical miles for reef fish management purposes.
2. The daily limit for red snapper is 2 per person with a 16-inch minimum length (note: an error in the quick-reference guide of our printed regulations indicated 3 per person – this is an error)
3. The free, Recreational Offshore Landing Permit is required for all anglers possessing tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers and snappers, hinds, cobia, wahoo and dolphin. This does not apply to anglers under 16 years of age or anglers fishing on a paid-for-hire trip where the captain holds a permit. Anglers wishing to obtain or renew a permit can register at https://rolp.wlf.la.gov.
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov or www.FishLA.org. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at www.wlf.la.gov/signup.