Release Date: 11/15/2005

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Licensing Section reminds commercial fishermen that department representatives will again set up temporary shop in the Bourg office for the sale of commercial fishing licenses to the public.

Most commercial fishing licenses will be available for purchase from Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Thursday, Dec. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day.  The office is located at 468 Texas Gulf Road in Bourg, 985-594-4130.

Fishermen are reminded that only cashiers checks, money orders and cash will be accepted at the Bourg office.  No credit cards or personal checks will be taken.  To avoid processing delays, purchasers are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.

In addition to continual sales in Baton Rouge, LDWF has been offering twice-annual sales of commercial licenses from its office in Bourg since January of 2002.  It has successfully provided LDWF with an improved method of customer service and has proven to be a convenient way for commercial fishermen to keep their important licenses current.

The New Orleans commercial fishing license office is closed due to the hurricanes.

EDITORS: For more information, contact Janis Landry at 225 765-2881 or