GARY TILYOU NAMED INLAND FISHERIES DIVISION ADMINISTRATOR AT L.D.W.F.

Release Date: 07/18/2006

Gary Tilyou has been selected as the new Inland Fisheries Division administrator within the Office of Fisheries at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).


Tilyou, who has worked for LDWF for 28 years, moves up from his position as assistant division administrator.  His responsibilities will include: managing Louisiana's freshwater fish and their habitat for the recreational and commercial fishermen of the state, controlling nuisance aquatic vegetation and fish stocking programs for Louisiana's public water bodies.


"Gary's knowledge of the state's fresh water resources and working relationships with personnel in the field, will serve the division well as we move forward with habitat recovery efforts following last year's storms and  continuing drought conditions," said John Roussel, assistant secretary for the Office of Fisheries.


After graduating from Hahnville High, Tilyou received his bachelor's degree in forestry and wildlife (1976) and a master's in wildlife (1979) from LSU. 


Tilyou replaces Bennie Fontenot who retired after 41 years of service to LDWF. 


For more information contact Adam Einck at 225-765-2465 or aeinck@wlf.louisiana.gov.
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