LDWF Hosts Series of Outreach Meetings to Discuss Proposed Free Offshore Permit

Release Date: 03/08/2012

March 8, 2012 – In December 2011 the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission took measures to establish a free permit for recreational anglers who fish for highly migratory species and to establish reporting requirements for yellowfin tuna. The information gathered through reporting and from this permit will provide essential data about who fishes off Louisiana’s coast and how much yellowfin tuna is harvested each year.

As Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries officials design the free permit, the need for public input is great, to make it as easy as possible for both recreational anglers and charter fishing boats to report their trips and their catch. 

In an effort to gather input from this community, LDWF will host the following outreach meetings:

March 19, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Belle Chasse Auditorium
8398 Highway 23
Belle Chasse, La 70037

March 20, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Houma Municipal Auditorium
880 Verret Street
Houma, La 70360

March 22, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
LDWF Headquarters
Louisiana Room
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, La 70808

The Louisiana 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.

For more meeting information please contact Jason Adriance at jadriance@wlf.la.gov or (504)284-2032.