REMINDER: LDWF is selling commercial fishing licenses at its New Orleans office next week

Next week, the Louisiana Department and Development (LDWF) licensing staff will host commercial license sales at their New Orleans office from Tuesday, November 29 through Thursday, December 1 (from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). The office is located at 2045 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 438, in New Orleans.

This is the first in a series of four remote license sales that LDWF is hosting to help commercial fishermen and business owners obtain their commercial licenses.

During distance selling of licenses, LDWF offers new or renewed commercial fishing licenses and boat registration transactions. In addition, travel ticket staff will be on hand to train new or existing fishmongers in the process of filling travel tickets, answering travel ticket questions and taking travel ticket orders. (NOTE: Tickets are not issued on site.)

Other remote license sale dates and locations are listed below:

Lake Charles Office **NEW LOCATION**

1025 Tom Watson Rd.
Lake Charles
December 5th and 6th
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

Lafayette office

200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette
December 7th and 8th
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

Office Bourg

468 Texas Gulf Road.
Castle
Dec 12 – Dec 14
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m

Accepted forms of payment include personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, and cash. To avoid processing delays, customers purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.

First-time applicants can apply by post or in person. If you apply in person, you must submit the following:

  • Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license (continuous for 12 months), voter registration, vehicle registration, and state income tax.
  • Non-resident applicants must provide proof of residence from their country of residence, such as Such as a driver’s license, voter registration, vehicle registration, and state income tax.
  • Applicants seeking a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of a valid federal tax identification number associated with the business name and proof of authorized signature, or a professional license is required.

The Trip Ticket program requires Seafood wholesalers and retailers and Wholesale/retail trade for reptiles and amphibians Purchase or accept catch transfers from commercial fishermen or reptile/amphibian collectors to submit travel tickets to LDWF. Travel tickets record information about the catch – what it is, where it was caught, how it was caught and how much was caught. Fresh produce license holder (Commercial fishermen authorized to sell their catch directly to consumers) must also present travel tickets.

Ticket information is confidential and protected by state and federal laws. LDWF uses this information to improve fish population assessment and inform management.

For more information on the Trip Ticket program, including how-to videos, visit the LDWF website at https://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/page/trip-tickets.

For travel ticket inquiries, please call (225) 765-2449 or email [email protected]

For commercial license inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.

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