2019 LDWF Alligator Regulations - Page 33



regulations. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Three violation as
described in Title 56.
b. Alligator meat processed in the state of Louisiana and sold for
human consumption must be processed in a licensed facility approved by the
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the facility must display a
valid permit issued by that agency. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class
Two violation as described in Title 56.
c. All processed alligator meat for sale must be packaged in suitable
containers which identifies the contents as alligator meat, marked with a valid
department license number and comply with all state and federal packaging
and labeling requirements. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two
violation as described in Title 56.
d. All alligator meat shipped into the state and being offered for sale
must meet all of Louisiana's health, processing, packaging and labeling
requirements. Violation of this Subparagraph is a Class Two violation as
described in Title 56.
13. Disposal of Alligators by the Department
a. The department may sell alligators, alligator eggs or parts of
alligators taken for any purpose deemed necessary for proper management of
the species pursuant to Title 56.
b. The department may dispose of alligators, alligator eggs, or parts of
alligators by donation or lending to a scientific institution or other institutions
that the department deems have need for such alligators, however these
institutions cannot sell or barter these animals which must be returned to the
department at the conclusion of the program or need.
c. Confiscated alligator hides and parts may be destroyed by the
department pending the outcome of the criminal trial.
d. Confiscated alligator eggs or live alligators may be sold or may be
cared for by the department and released in suitable alligator habitat when and
where they can survive when appropriate. All costs incurred by the department
in the maintenance of these eggs and animals in captivity shall be the
responsibility of the offender and restitution shall be made to the department.
The department may consign confiscated alligators to a licensed farm for
raising purposes and may compensate the farmer for his expenses by
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