LDFW Fisheries Contact Information

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries

2000 Quail Drive


P.O. Box 98000

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


John Bel Edwards, Governor

Jack Montoucet, Secretary

Bryan McClinton, Undersecretary

Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary

Randy Myers, Assistant Secretary

Division Administrators

Harry Blanchet, Fisheries

Jason Froeba, Fisheries

Kenneth Ribbeck, Wildlife

Buddy Baker, Coastal & Nongame Resources

Col. Sammy Martin, Enforcement

Wildlife and Fisheries Commission

Chad J Courville, chairman

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

Edwin “Pat” Manuel

Robert J. Samanie III

Alfred R. Sunseri

Jerri G. Smitko

Bart R. Yakupzack

For updated information and the

latest regulations visit us online at


Information Hotline


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

Freshwater Offices

Minden 318.371.3050

Monroe 318.343.4044

Alexandria 318.487.5885

Lake Charles 337.491.2577

Opelousas 337.948.0255

Baton Rouge 225.765.2337

Lacombe 985.882.5228

New Iberia 337.373.0032

Natchitoches 318.357.3214

Saltwater Offices

Lacombe 985.882.0027

Grand Isle 504.284.2030


New Orleans 504.284.2030

Bourg 985.594.4139

New Iberia 337.373.0032

Lake Charles 337.491.2579

LDWF Enforcement Offices

Have a specific question that you don’t see answered here?

Call an Enforcement Office to speak with someone directly.

Alexandria 318-487-5634 Baton Rouge 225-765-2999 New Orleans 504-284-2023 Lake Charles 337-491-2580 Opelousas 337-948-0257 Minden 318-371-3049 Thibodaux 985-447-0821 Monroe 318-343-2417

Licensing / Boat Registration information

(225) 765-2887 or (225) 765-2898

For specific information on boat registration, please visit



This publication is not an official copy of the laws in effect and should not be utilized or relied upon as such. It does represent an attempt by the publisher to present, as a public service, a partial summary of some of the laws in effect at the time of the printing of this publication. Substantive changes to the law may very well occur following the printing of this publication. For these reasons, the accuracy of the information contained within this publication cannot be guaranteed and the reader is cautioned that it is his responsibility to apprise himself of the laws in effect at any given time. These laws include those contained within the Louisiana Revised Statutes, particularly Title 56, the official regulations of the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, federal laws, and any local or parish ordinances. State laws can be viewed on the legislative website: www.legis.state.la.us/.

Fishing regulations on state Wildlife Management Areas and Refuges may differ from those contained in this pamphlet. Consult the Wildlife Management Area and Refuge Regulations portion of this pamphlet or contact the nearest LDWF office for WMA & refuge regulations.

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