LDWF offices will be closed on Monday and Tuesday for the July 4 holiday, so it is recommended that anyone planning to fish offshore and do not currently have an active ROLP (Recreational Offshore Landing Permit), register or renew today.
LDWF staff will not be available Monday or Tuesday if assistance is needed when renewing online. To sign in or register visit: https://ldwf.wlf.la.gov/rolp/login
About the ROLP
A Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP) is required to possess tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers, snappers, hinds, cobia, wahoo, gray triggerfish, and dolphinfish in Louisiana waters. This permit is free of charge.
Charter captains, including those fishing from vessels with a valid federal charter/headboat permit, are required to have a valid Charter ROLP to possess tunas, billfish, swordfish, amberjacks, groupers, snappers, hinds, cobia, wahoo, gray triggerfish and dolphinfish in Louisiana waters. A Charter ROLP covers all paying anglers on a charter trip. A Charter ROLP is also valid for the captain on any private, recreational offshore trips he may take. Charter captains should not get a separate ROLP for private trips; they only need a Charter ROLP
LDWF reminds charter captains and crew that they are not allowed to keep a limit of red snapper on either a state or federal charter trip.