June 4, 2014 – The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries would like to clarify the permit requirements for charter boat captains fishing for reef fish in state and federal waters.
Any vessel being operated as a charter or headboat and landing reef fish in Louisiana is required to have a valid federal charter vessel / headboat reef fish permit, regardless of where these fish were caught (state or federal waters). This permit must have been issued to the vessel and must be on board the vessel and in immediate possession. Additionally, a valid Louisiana charter boat license shall be in the possession of the captain.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
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