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See How We Manage Louisiana's Alligators

Check out LDWF's Alligator Management Program's new videos to learn about alligator sustainability, traceability, and international trade.

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.

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.

Rainbow Trout Stocked Across the State on January 14

Rainbow trout will be stocked at Get Out Fish! ponds across the state on January 14. These fish are easy to catch and the ponds are near neighborhoods to provide easy access for families and kids.

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