Trip Tickets

An individual possessing a Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer License, Fresh Products License, or Crab Shedders License is required by law to report sales to LDWF's Trip Ticket Program. These individuals participate in a short training session which covers reporting requirements and proper procedures for filling out trip tickets, monthly submission sheets, and crab shedder sheets.

LDWF provides all trip ticket forms, monthly submission sheets, and crab shedder sheets to dealers at no cost, but obtaining these forms is the responsibility of the individual dealer. Trip tickets are assigned to a dealer and cannot be shared. Because it is the legal responsibility of the dealer to report all transactions, they should not wait until they run out of forms before requesting new forms. We recommend a 6-month supply of forms. All trip ticket forms and monthly submission sheets must be submitted in their original form, completed in blue or black ink. We cannot accept copies.

Contact Us

To request more forms, call 225-763-3588 during regular working hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm). If you need help filling out the forms or need other information, call 225-765-2399 during regular working hours. Trip ticket forms and monthly submission sheets are due by the 10th of the month for the preceding month and should be sent to:

Trip Ticket Program
PO Box 80337
Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0337

Electronic Trip Ticket Program

There is also a free, computerized trip ticket data entry software available for wholesale/retail seafood dealers. This electronic trip ticket program has many benefits—it completely replaces the paper ticket system, electronically collects and sends all information required by the state, tracks all monies owed and paid to fishermen, tracks deductions, generates reports, prints checks, and exports data. Dealers must still mail LDWF a copy of the monthly submission sheet generated by the electronic program and a completed electronic signature log by the 10th of the month for the preceding month.

If you are interested in using computer software to electronically enter and submit trip ticket information, please contact:

Vince Cefalu at or 225-765-2394 or Michaela Mayers at or 225-765-2399 from M-F 8:00am to 4:30pm.

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