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.
The Louisiana Hurricane Resources Web site, hosted by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, provides visitors with access to a wealth of data concerning storm preparedness and recovery, as well as archived information about Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Click here to visit the website.
If building a new fishing vessel, please read 4503(d) FV Construction Compliance CHECK LIST and keep it for reference. These regulations apply to all new construction fishing vessels greater than 50’ and operating beyond 3 NM. You can email questions concerning this bulletin to [email protected]
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is seeking public comment from all stakeholders regarding its draft “Louisiana 2019 Flood Disaster Grant Application and Spend Plan.” In 2019, extensive freshwater flooding caused significant impacts to coastal resources including oysters, shrimp, blue crab, and finfish. The economic impact to the…