L.W.F.C. Elects Chairman and Vice Chairman and Welcomes New Commissioner

Release Date: 01/11/2018

(1-11-18) – At the January 4 meeting of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), Bobby Samanie was elected chairman and Al Sunseri was elected to the vice chairman position. 


Additionally, the Commission welcomed Joe McPherson of Woodsworth, LA to the appointed panel. Mr. McPherson, who will serve as an at-large commissioner, is a self-employed business owner and developer and a former Louisiana State Senator.


The Wildlife and Fisheries Commission was created to protect, conserve and replenish the natural resources and wildlife of the state, including all aquatic life. The commission promulgates regulations for hunting, fishing and trapping and approves programs and policies for the management and conservation of all fish and wildlife in the state. 

According to the statute, the commission is comprised of seven members appointed by the governor, subject to senate confirmation.  Members include three residents of the coastal parishes of the state who are representatives of the commercial fishing and fur industries and four members from the state at large.


The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at www.wlf.la.gov/signup.