Commercial License Page

COMMERCIAL LICENSE FEES

LICENSE

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

Commercial Fisherman's License

$55

$460

Apprentice

$27

$230

Vessel License (required south of saltwater line)

$15

$60

**Trawls (over 16 feet, up to 25 feet)

$80

$320

Mussel Harvester Permit (captain only)

$100

$1,000

Oyster Harvester Permit (captain only)

$100

$400

Oyster Tong (per tong)

$30

$240

Oyster Dredge (per dredge)

$25

$200

Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit

$15

$60

Shrimp Trawl (per trawl)

$25

$100

Butterfly Net (per net)

$25

$100

Skimmer Net (per net)

$25

$100

Shrimp Gear Fee (one-time annually)

$10

$40

Senior Commercial License (residents 70 years and older - includes Commercial Fisherman and certain Gear Licenses ONLY)

$20

N/A

Hoop Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Fish Seine (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Trammel Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Gill Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Freshwater Shrimp Net License

$25

N/A

Dip Net

$25

$100

Crab Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Crab Trap Gear Fee

$10

$40

Crab Drop Net

$25

$100

Slat Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Minnow Trap (any legal number)

$25

$100

Eel Pot (any legal number)

$25

$100

Cans, Buckets, Pipes, Drums (any legal number)

$25

$100

Cast Net

$25

$100
Set Lines (trot, bush, etc. - any legal number)

$25

$100

Flounder Gig (per gig)

$25

$100

Spear Gun (per spear gun)

$25

$100

Mullet Permit (captain only)

$100

$400

Mullet Strike Net (per net)

$250

$1,000

Freshwater Shad Seine

$25

$100

Shad Gill Net (Lac Des Allemands, Lake Palourde, Lake Verret)

$25

$100

Pompano Permit (captain only)

No Fee

No Fee

Pompano Strike Net (per net)

$250

$1,000

Saltwater Rod & Reel (any legal number)

$250

$1,000

Shark Permit

No Fee

No Fee

Spotted Seatrout Permit

$100

$400

Traversing Permit

No Fee

No Fee

Purse/Menhaden Seine (per seine)

$505

$2,020

Crawfish Traps (any legal number)

$25

$100

Out-of-State Oyster Landing Permit

$100

$100

Special Bait Dealer Permit

$110

N/A

Crawfish Traps (limit 35 traps)

$15

$20

Wire Net (any legal number)

$25

$100

Cans/Buckets (limit 5)

$10

$40

*Wire Nets (limit 5)

$20

$80
 

 

CHARTER LICENSE FEES

CHARTER LICENSE FEES

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT

Charter Boat Fishing Guide (up to 6 passengers)

$250

$1,500

Charter Boat Fishing Guide (more than 6 passengers)

$500

$2500

Mothership License (carrying up to 6 skiffs)

$1,000

$1,000

Mothership License (carrying more than 6 skiffs)

$2,000

$2,000

Charter Skiff License (per skiff - 2 persons per skiff limit)

$50

$50
 

 

DEALER LICENSE FEES

DEALER LICENSE FEES

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT 4- YEAR RESIDENT 4-YEAR NON-RESIDENT
Seafood Wholesale/Retail Dealer - Business

$250

$1,105

$1,000

$4,420
Seafood Wholesale/Retail Dealer - Vehicle

$250

$1,105

$1,000

$4,420
Seafood Retail Dealer - Business

$105

$405

$420

$1,620
Seafood Retail Dealer - Vehicle

$105

$405

$420

$1,620
Seafood Transport - Wholesale/Retail Dealer

$30

$30 $120 $120
Seafood Transport - Retail Dealer

$30

$30

$120

$120
Wholesale Out-of-State Crab Shipping

$100

$100

 

 
Retail Out-of-State Crab Shipping

$100

$100

 

 
Seafood Transport - Commercial Fisherman

$30

$30

 

 

Fresh Products (Commercial Fisherman License required)

$5

N/A

 

 
Fresh Products - Spouse

$5

N/A

 

 
Domesticated Aquatic Organism License (fish farming)

$15

$400

 

 
Reptile & Amphibian Collector (under 16)

$10

N/A

 

 
Reptile & Amphibian Collector (16 years of age and older)

$25

$200

 

 
Reptile & Amphibian Wholesale/Retailer Dealer

$105

$405

 

 
Reptile & Amphibian Transport

$30

$120

 

 
Non-Resident Reptile & Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer (3-day)

N/A

$75

 

 
Alligator Parts Dealer (expires June 30)

$50

$50

 

 
Alligator Parts Retailer (expires June 30)

$5

$5

 

 
Mussel Buyer's Permit

$150

$600

 

 
Oyster Cargo Vessel Permit

$250

$1,105

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEES

ADDITIONAL LICENSE FEES

RESIDENT NON-RESIDENT
Bow and Arrow Gear

$25

$100
Garfish Gig (per gig)

$25

$100
Non-game Quadruped - Exhibitor

$10

$10
Non-game Quadruped - Breeder

$25

$25
Game Breeder ($50 inspection fee to raise deer and birds of prey)

$25

N/A
Fur Buyer (expires June 30)

$25

$100
Fur Dealer ($500 deposit is required of residents and $1,000 for non-residents - expires June 30)

$150

$300
Resident Hunting Preserve (expires June 30)

$200

N/A

 

Contact

New Commercial Fishing Licenses and Renewals can be purchased at LDWF Headquarters in Baton Rouge during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday- Friday.For more information on commercial licenses please call 225-765-2898.

Bona Fide Resident:

1. Any person who has resided in this state continuously during the 12 months immediately prior to the date on which he applies for any license and who has manifested his intent to remain in this state by establishing Louisiana as his legal domicile, as demonstrated by compliance with all of the following, as applicable:

  • If registered to vote, he is registered to vote in Louisiana
  • If licensed to drive a motor vehicle, he is in possession of a valid Louisiana drivers license
  • If owning a motor vehicle located within Louisiana, he is in possession of a valid Louisiana registration for that vehicle
  • If earning an income, he has filed a Louisiana state income tax return and has complied with state income tax laws and regulations.

2. As to a corporation or other legal entity, a resident shall be any which is incorportated or otherwise organized under, and subject to, the laws of Louisiana, and is domiciled in Louisiana and has a permanent physical location of business in Louisiana where records are held.

3. Any person, corporation or other legal entity which possesses a resident license from any state or country other than Louisiana shall not qualify for a resident hunting license in Louisiana.

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