Fisheries Division

Our mission: To manage living aquatic resources and their habitat; to support the fishing industry; and to provide access, opportunity and understanding of Louisiana’s aquatic resources to the State’s citizens and other beneficiaries.



Fish and shellfish are natural resources shared among many groups in Louisiana: from anglers catching redfish for sport and commercial fishermen shrimping for a living to people enjoying Louisiana seafood for dinner. 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is responsible for managing Louisiana’s fisheries, maintaining healthy fish populations and habitat for the benefit of Louisiana’s residents and visitors, both of today and tomorrow.