Under the authority of 56:303E,(1), this form may be used to qualify a Louisiana licensed commercial fisherman as "certified". An IRS registered tax preparer possessing a PIN must complete the form certifying that based upon his most recent federal income tax return that the fisherman earns at least fifty percent of his income from commercial fishing activities, and have it notorized, then mailed in to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
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Cares Act 101 for Fisheries, Aquculture and Seafood Businesses: This is an over view of SBA disaster loan programs, unemployment and more being explained to you. This video is very useful! View video here.

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Louisiana Shrimp Association's (LSA) President Acy Cooper, would like to thank LSA's Vice President Ronnie Anderson, for coordinating and donating shrimp to feed the needy. Ronnie Anderson wanted to do this on behalf of Louisiana Shrimp Association and its members. This donation went to United Way & Second Harvest Agency to help feed the needy in this time of crisis. He would also like to thank LSA member David Chauvin, owner of David Chauvin's Seafood, for his donation of shrimp to this cause. LSA would like to thank all that were involved in this today. 2800 pounds of wild caught shrimp were donated. Our mission today was to feed the hungry. LSA would also like to thank and assist, if needed, the USDA in its efforts for state and federal agencies to purchase American Wild Caught Seafood. This would be a direct jump start to all local economies along the Southern and Eastern coasts and the whole United States.

The U.S. Department of Commerce has approved Gov. John Bel Edwards' request and declared a federal fishery disaster, which is an important step in Louisiana's effort to qualify for millions in federal assistance for the state's fishing industry after it was greatly damaged by historic flooding this year.
For fiscal year 2019, Congress appropriated $165 million through NOAA for declared fishery disasters. The Department of Commerce is determining the appropriate allocations of these funds to eligible fisheries. Washington Senators and Congressmen are trying their best to get Commerce to expedite these funds to our state.
There have been many fishery disasters in the United States this past year. We, as commercial fishermen must stand unified in our efforts to be fully represented at the table so that Louisiana fishermen will get their full and fair share for losses.
Louisiana Shrimp Association(LSA) along with the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force have been working constantly with our delegation in Washington to get money into the hands of our fishermen that have suffered from these historical flooding events and not to just anyone that wants a handout. Once NOAA determines how much funding will be provided to Louisiana, LDWF will work with the industry to develop a recovery plan. The process is expected to take several months.
Join LSA so that we can represent you in this recovery plan when these funds are released to our state.
2020 Membership Application

Final Rule to Require TEDs on Skimmer Trawl, Pusher-Head Trawl, and Wing Net Vessels Officer measuring TED on fishing boat.
NOAA has issued a final rule to amend the alternative tow time restriction to require all skimmer trawl vessels 40 feet and greater in length to use TEDs designed to exclude small sea turtles in their nets. They state that the purpose of this rule is to reduce incidental bycatch and mortality of sea turtles in the southeastern U.S. shrimp fisheries, and to aid in the protection and recovery of listed sea turtle populations. NOAA is also amending the definition of tow time to better clarify the intent and purpose of tow times to reduce sea turtle mortality, and they are refining additional portions of the TED requirements to avoid potential confusion.
Final rule
Fishery Bulletin and Frequently Asked Questions
For more info please visit: NOAA-TEDS
Quy t?c cu?i cùng d? yêu c?u TEDs trên Skimmer trawl, pusher-Head trawl, và si quan các tàu cánh net do TED trên tàu cá.
NOAA dã ban hành m?t quy t?c cu?i cùng d? s?a d?i h?n ch? th?i gian kéo thay th? d? yêu c?u t?t c? các tàu trawl Skimmer 40 chân và l?n hon chi?u dài d? s? d?ng TEDs du?c thi?t k? d? lo?i tr? rùa bi?n nh? trong lu?i c?a h?. H? nói r?ng m?c dích c?a quy t?c này là d? gi?m thi?u ng?u nhiên và t? vong c?a rùa bi?n ? Ðông Nam M? th?y s?n tôm, và d? h? tr? trong vi?c b?o v? và ph?c h?i các qu?n th? rùa bi?n li?t kê. NOAA cung là s?a d?i d?nh nghia c?a th?i gian kéo d? t?t hon làm rõ ý d?nh và m?c dích kéo l?n d? gi?m t? l? t? vong rùa bi?n, và h? dang tinh ch?nh các ph?n b? sung c?a các yêu c?u c?a TED d? tránh s? nh?m l?n ti?m nang.
Quy t?c cu?i cùng
B?n tin th?y s?n và các câu h?i thu?ng g?p
Ð? bi?t thêm thông tin vui lòng truy c?p: NOAA-TEDS

Become Louisiana Certified

  • "The primary mission of the Louisiana Seafood Certification Program is to build a unified brand to attract consumers as well as foodservice and seafood distribution buyers who want to be sure they’re sourcing the best-tasting seafood in the world—Louisiana Seafood." The basic requirements along with instruction on how to apply to become a Louisiana Seafood Certified Program participant can be found here- Louisiana Certification Program

    Our Goal

    • is to incorporate the participation of everyone involved in the Shrimp Industry, and to preserve the culture and heritage of the traditional Louisiana Shrimper.


  • Gulf Council 2017 update DOWNLOAD

  • Download the "Gulf Fishery News" which is a publication of the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

  • USDA worries about high number of imported seafood shipment rejections

  • Shrimp Story- from Louisiana Direct Seafood. Read More

  • Earn a reward when you catch a tagged crab! Nicholls University is tagging and releasing 31,000 crabs to track their movements and better understand this valuable species. Read More

  • Renew your Commercial Fishing License online.
  • Commercial Fishermen Louisiana Sales Tax Exemption Form

    Coastal Communities Consulting

  • Buy domestic USA wild caught shrimp,
    buy Louisiana Certified!

    Educate and inform your neighbors!
    Friends don't let friends eat imported shrimp!