A more accurate method of determining Louisiana’s recreational landings of yellowfin tuna went into effect January 1, 2013. The new method requires anglers and charter captains possessing tunas, billfishes, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers, and snappers first obtain an Offshore Landing Permit.
The permit is available at no cost to the public.
Get the Permit
To obtain a Recreational Offshore Landings Permit click here
Please take a moment to read through Reporting Procedures and Guidelines
Click here to view a Sample Harvest Log
Anglers who land yellowfin tuna must report that catch prior to offloading the catch. Anglers may submit harvest reports via the website @ rolp.wlf.la.gov, an iPhone or Android application, or by calling the toll-free reporting line at 877-792-3440.
Get the Reporting App
iPhone users: please be sure that you have the latest version of the reporting app installed (Version 1.2).