Oyster Tags Now Available for Purchase in New Orleans


white tag on oyster sack

Oyster tags, a requirement for commercial oyster harvesters, will now be available for purchase at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries New Orleans office located in the Center for Entergy and Resource Management at 2045 Lakeshore Drive within UNO’s Research and Technology Park. Tags can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4:30 in Room 422.

Oyster tags can also be purchased at the following locations:

LDWF Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

1213 Lakeshore Drive
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

468 Texas Gulf Road
Bourg, LA 70343
Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:00 pm.

All oysters taken from Louisiana state waters for sale must be tagged with official oyster harvest tags purchased from the department. The tags are used to identify sacks and other containers used to hold oysters and other mollusks while in their shells. Regulations regarding the sacking and tagging of oysters can be found here.

For questions regarding oyster tags, please contact Carolina Bourque at (337) 735-8726 or Marc Maniscalco at (504) 735-8726.

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.