Commercial Fishermen Gear and Technology Program

This grant program is designed to improve the economic efficiency of the industry while promoting professionalism on vessels.

Completed forms can be emailed to Geartech@wlf.la.gov or sent by mail to:

Federal Fisheries Recovery Programs
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
P.O. Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898

It is estimated that the total infrastructure and economic loss from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike in 2008 totaled over $750 million.  The Lousisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was charged with the coordination and distribution of federal recovery funds to the fishing industry.