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.”

The program will highlight information on applications and qualification issues for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act benefits. LDWF began accepting applications for the funds on Monday, September 14.

“Conservation Conversations” will be available on Facebook, live at noon, Wednesday, September 16, by visiting: Viewers can submit questions about the session’s topic in real-time.

The featured guest will be LDWF Office of Fisheries Biologist Administrator Jason Froeba.

LDWF began hosting Conservation Conversations in July. Each session features a hot topic related to wildlife and fisheries, with an expert who can answer questions about that topic.

For more information about the CARES Act Funds, visit