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Shrimp Fishermen: Apply for Reimbursement for Skimmer Turtle Excluder Devices

As of April 1, 2021, skimmer vessels 40 feet long and over must install turtle excluder devices (TEDs). LDWF will be reimbursing eligible fishermen up to 60% of the cost for two skimmer TEDs. Participants must attend an online informational meeting. Learn more.

LDWF Seeks Public Comment on Draft Oyster Management and Rehabilitation Strategic Plan

The draft plan outlines how LDWF and CPRA will work together to develop projects and programs to enhance public oyster areas and aid the oyster industry. Comments are due December 4, 2020. Submit comments via email to or by mail to Carolina Bourque, PO Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA, 70898.

Get Your HIP Certification

Get your HIP certification online or at LDWF Headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. No course or test is required; simply answer a few short registration questions. HIP certification is no longer available at retail license vendors.

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