Category Archives: Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries – Enforcement Division (LDWF) is the fish & game regulatory agency of Louisiana. It has jurisdiction anywhere in the state, and in state territorial waters. The agency enforces both state and federal laws dealing with hunting, fishing, and boating safety. The agency also enforces criminal laws in rural areas including DWI enforcement both on highways and waterways. Most of the Department’s Wildlife Agents also carry Federal law enforcement commissions issued from the United States Department of the Interior – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Department of Commerce – U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). These federal commissions allow these state officers to enforce federal migratory waterfowl laws and federal marine fisheries laws in state and federal waters off the coast of Louisiana. Besides their traditional role as a “game warden”, Louisiana Wildlife Enforcement Agents also have a number of other responsibilities, including conducting board of health inspections on some portions of the state’s commercial fishing industry. Agents are trained in and conduct numerous search and rescue operations, both in remote land areas and on the state’s waterways. Agents ensure that hunters, anglers, boaters, dealers, breeders, farmers, and transporters are in compliance with regulations governing equipment, quotas, licenses, and registrations. Agents also assist other State departments and law enforcement agencies in the coordination of educational and professional endeavors, as well as national and state emergency alerts by the Federal Office of Emergency Preparedness. In addition, agents perform search and rescue missions alone or in conjunction with other local, state, and federal agencies.

Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Saltwater Licenses

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Saltwater Licenses Damage costs from the BP oil spill continuing to flow By Bob Marshall Last week, southeast Louisiana was swamped with hundreds of media, politicians and green groups for the one-year anniversary of … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana Seafood

Louisiana Seafood Louisiana Seafood Plans Major National Outreach The Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board has issued a request for proposal (RFP) to team with an agency skilled at delivering direct marketing and advertising services. The initiative is part of … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Robert Barham

Robert Barham Barham dissatisfied with cleanup By Greg Hilburn • ghilburn@thenewsstar.com Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham said the state’s fisheries and coast could feel the impact of the BP gulf oil spill for generations. “We all … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Paid for Loss

Louisiana’s Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Paid for Loss BP to pay $2.56 million for fishing license revenue losses BATON ROUGE, La (LDWF) — The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Secretary Robert Barham and state officials announced yesterday, Monday, … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Oyster Bags

Oyster Bags Researchers: Grow oysters in suspended bags BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU and Auburn University researchers say a new approach to growing oysters – in mesh bags strung between posts – could boost harvests and create jobs. The “long-line … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana Recovery Money

Louisiana Recovery Money Parishes get BP money for tourism, seafood By Nikki Buskey HOUMA — State officials have finalized a plan with BP to distribute $78 million to pay for seafood testing, tourism and seafood marketing after the BP oil spill. … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Louisiana Seafood

Louisiana Seafood For Some, “Shrimping Not Worth It” The BP well may be capped, but the economic fallout of the oil spill continues to spread across the Gulf Coast. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fish (LDWF) reports that only … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Gulf Coast Fishermen

According to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), the seafood industry in St. Bernard Parish alone is running at less than one third of its annual average from 2000-2009, which includes seasons interrupted by major hurricanes. The amount … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog 5 Shrimp = 1 Tarball

Symposium to Examine Legal and Environmental Effects of BP Spill The Symposium to Examine Legal and Environmental Effects of BP Spill  was very enlightening. I almost was shown the door. When you are in a room full of law students, … Continue reading

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Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill Blog Massive Fish Kill

  What you see above isn’t a rural gravel road. It’s a Louisiana waterway, its surface completely covered with dead sea life — a mishmash of species of fish, crabs, stingray and eel. New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV reports that … Continue reading

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