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October 22, 2020

LDWF to extend accepting applications for $14.6 million COVID-19 relief funds

Due to the impacts of hurricanes Laura and Delta, LDWF is extending the application deadline by a month for the $14.6 million in financial assistance available to Louisiana's fishing industry hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic.

October 21, 2020

CARES Act application deadline is Oct. 26; LDWF reminds commercial fishermen to submit applications

LDWF reminds the state's fishermen and others in the industry affected financially by the COVID-19 pandemic that the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 26 to apply for financial aid through an LDWF-managed federal funding program.

September 23, 2020

LDWF Currently Accepting Bids for Leases on White Lake WCA

September 15, 2020

LDWF to Host Live Session Online to Address CARES Act Fund Questions

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will discuss and answer questions about the $14.6 million in federal funding it has received to help the state's fishing community suffering financially because of the COVID-19 pandemic during its bi-monthly live social media series "Conservation Conversations."

September 8, 2020

LDWF to Begin Accepting Applications for $14.6 Million CARES Act Funds

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will soon begin accepting applications for $14.6 million in financial assistance that will be available to Louisiana fishermen and others in the industry who have been financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 4, 2020

Louisiana Alligator Advisory Council to Meet Sept. 8 Via Webinar

The Louisiana Alligator Advisory Council will meet by webinar Tuesday (Sept. 8) at 8 a.m. This meeting of the council is being conducted by webinar due to the public health emergency declared in response to the threat presented by COVID-19.

August 3, 2020

LDWF Announces Cancellation of National Hunting and Fishing Day Events

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has canceled National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) events across the state.

July 21, 2020

Hunter Education Classes, Field Days to Resume in July, LDWF Announces

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will resume in-person hunter education classes and field days in July. LDWF, however, is encouraging all students who need hunter education certification to take the online course then sign up for an in-person field course. All classes will be at 50% facility capacity during Phase 2 reopening.

June 23, 2020

La. Fishing License Sales Continued to Climb During May

Fishing license sales increased for the third consecutive month in May, as it appears residents are finding fishing a great way to have fun and stay safe in the age of COVID-19.

May 22, 2020

Louisiana fisheries set to receive $73 million in federal assistance

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is developing plans on how to best utilize $73 million in federal funding to help the state's fishing industry rebound from the severe financial losses caused by the 2019 freshwater flooding event and, more recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.