Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

Fishing Regulations Icon Louisiana Fishing

2000 Quail Drive


P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


John Bel Edwards, Governor

Jack Montoucet, Secretary

Robert E. Shadoin, Deputy Secretary

Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

Patrick Banks, Fisheries Assistant Secretary

Randy Myers, Wildlife Assistant Secretary

Col. Sammy Martin, Enforcement

Division Administrators

Harry Blanchet, Fisheries

Jason Froeba, Fisheries

Kenneth Ribbeck, Wildlife

Buddy Baker, Coastal & Nongame Resources

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Alfred R. Sunseri, chairman

William D. “Bill’’ Hogan, vice-chairman

Robert J. Samanie III

Chad J. Courville

William J. “Joe” McPherson

Jerri G. Smitko

Dusty J. Guidry

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Cover: Martin Miller and his daughter, Reese, catching crabs on Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.

LDWF Mission Statement

To manage, conserve, and promote wise utilization of Louisiana’s renewable fish and wildlife resources and their supporting habitats through replenishment, protection, enhancement, research, development, and education for the social and economic benefit of current and future generations; to provide opportunities for knowledge of and use and enjoyment of these resources; and to promote a safe and healthy environment for the users of the resources