Due to the recent office closures to the public, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) encourages new shrimpers to apply for their licenses immediately. LDWF staff are available to process their mailed applications. The department is issuing this reminder so new license applicants will have their licenses in-hand prior to the start of the spring shrimping season. With the recent mild winter, we want all shrimpers prepared for the spring inshore shrimp season.

Existing license holders may renew their licenses online.

Below is a summary of how commercial fishermen can secure their 2020 commercial licenses.

New commercial applications


Mail to:
Commercial Licensing
PO Box 98000
Baton Rouge, LA 70898