Louisiana Oyster Fishery
Oyster harvesters take note of mandatory oyster harvester training: before applying for an Oyster Harvester License, all oyster harvesters must complete online oyster harvester training. Oyster harvesters must take this training every three years.
Louisiana Fisheries Forward has put together a wide variety of topics from multiple government and industry organizations, to help oyster fishermen understand licensing and reporting requirements, harvest regulations, time and temperature rules, and best handling methods to produce a safe, select oyster product.
Your input is needed to successfully manage the oyster fishery. Join the Oyster Task Force, or attend their open meetings; sign up for alerts from Wildlife and Fisheries, Sea Grant and other agencies; and attend LFF workshops and dock days for the best information on quality handling, safety, new equipment, and more.
As we continue to add information, visit the resource links below for more information on how to be a successful oyster fisherman.
Live Demo on Remote Setting Oyster Larvae
Remote Setting Oysters Whiteboard Video
How to Fill Out 800 Series Trip Ticket
How to Fill Out 900 Series Trip Ticket
Oysters are filter feeders, and have the ability to accumulate concentrations of bacteria; this creates a slight risk to certain consumers when eaten raw. That’s why Louisiana follows strict, national guidelines that regulate both the time to refrigeration and storage temperature of oysters, depending on the harvest tag used. Visit the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries website for complete details on time/temperature requirements.
Louisiana Sea Grant College Program at LSU announces that the Louisiana Fisheries Forward Summit is postponed until March 1, 2023. Normally held every two years, Summit is the state’s premier commercial fishing and seafood event that offers workshops, demonstrations, and expo. “It was a tough call to postpone, but Hurricane…
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ (LDWF) new Commercial License fee structure went into effect on November 15, 2021. Commercial fishermen are also reminded that most of their licenses can be renewed online at www.wlf.la.gov by clicking on “Buy A License”. However, due to changes enacted in the 2021 legislative session, some…
Was your marine fisheries/seafood business affected by Hurricane Ida, Laura, Delta or Zeta? Whether those impacts were large or small, we want to hear from you! The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has teamed up with LSU to develop a survey of commercial business losses from these storms. Please…