LDWF Prepares to Open Online Ordering for Oyster Hatchery Larvae

Release Date: 02/12/2019

(February 12, 2019) – Beginning at 8 a.m. February 19, 2019, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be opening its online ordering portal to provide the oyster industry with hatchery-reared oyster larvae produced at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery.

Requests will only be taken via the online ordering portal and will be filled based on the order received; priority will be given to in-state orders. Requests made in writing or by phone will not be accepted. Larger orders may be reduced or split based on the availability of larvae and seed. Payment will not be required at the time a request is submitted. LDWF will contact those requesting hatchery products at a later date for payment.

The online ordering form can be found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/oyster-larvae-order-form.

For more information, contact Program Development at 225-765-3980, 1-855-262-1764, or at Oversightprograms@wlf.la.gov.

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 http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.