LDWF also reminds anglers and charter boat captains to renew their current ROLP
December 4, 2014 – Today the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a notice of intent to modify regulations pertaining to the Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP).
The proposed rule would exempt anglers under the age of 16 as an adjustment in the program so that juvenile anglers who are not required to possess a recreational fishing license would have consistent rules, avoiding confusion. LDWF has implemented other survey methods to estimate the number of anglers under 16 participating in the harvest of those species requiring a ROLP.
Further proposed changes would clarify existing language in the rule which specifies that the ROLP term be the same as the annual saltwater license as well as add language exempting anglers on a paid for-hire trip from the ROLP when the captain of that vessel has a valid ROLP.
To view the Notice of Intent, as passed by the LWFC, in its entirety, please click here.
Interested persons may submit comments relative to the proposed Rule to: Jason Adriance, Fisheries Division, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898- 9000, or via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to Thursday, February 5, 2015.
Renew Current Permits
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries also take this opportunity to remind recreational anglers and charter boat captain to renew their current ROLP. As the regulations currently stand, the ROLP must be renewed annually from initial sign-up date.
Anglers and charter boat captains may renew their ROLP by visiting http://rolp.wlf.la.gov, it is simple and free. There is retrieval link under the login portion of the website in cases of forgotten username and/or password.
One important note: users must print out a new permit with the new expiration date. Permits can be printed once logged in by clicking the “View printable permit” link below a user’s profile. The link will not automatically print the permit but displays a printable version.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
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