Commission to Allow Oyster Lease Holders to Renew Leases by Mail


photo of three oyster boats in Gulf waters

Yesterday, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission voted to allow oyster leases to be renewed by mail for the 2020-2021 lease renewal period.  As has occurred in past years, oyster leases may also be renewed in person at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) office in New Orleans.  Instructions on how to renew your oyster lease will be mailed to the address on file with the department around November 1.

To renew an oyster lease by mail, the applicant will be required to return the following documents:

  1. A notarized application
  2. A copy of your state-issued ID
  3. Check or Money Order made out to the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries

Prior to mailing the application, please contact the Oyster Lease Program at 504-284-5279 or Marc Maniscalco at 504-284-5277

Documents can be mailed to the address listed below:

Attn:  Oyster Lease Program
2045 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 422
New Orleans, LA 70122

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