LDWF Launches Online Ordering for Oyster Hatchery Larvae


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Beginning at 8 a.m., CST, Tuesday, Feb. 06, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will launch an online ordering portal to provide the oyster industry with hatchery-reared oyster larvae and seed produced at the Michael C. Voisin Oyster Hatchery.

Requests will only be accepted via the online ordering portal and will be filled based on the order that they are received. Priority will be given to in-state larvae orders. Requests made in writing or by phone will not be accepted. Larger orders may be reduced or split by the department based on availability of larvae and seed.

Payment will not be required at the time of requests. LDWF will contact those requesting hatchery products at a later date for payment.

The online ordering form can be found at http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/commercial-oyster by clicking the “Larvae Order Form” button or can be accessed directly by clicking this link: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/oyster-larvae-order-form.

For more information, or for assistance with completing the form, contact Program Development at 225-765-3980, 1-855-262-1764, or at [email protected] .

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us atwww.wlf.la.gov. To receive email alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.