2019 LDWF Commercial Fishing Regs - Page 28



HIGHLY MIGRATORY SPECIES (cont.)
Species
Size Limit
Swordfish
29 in. min. carcass length or 33
lb. min. dressed weight
Tuna
• Bigeye and yellowfin: 27 in.
min. curved fork length*
• Bluefin: 73 in. min. curved fork
length*
• Albacore and skipjack: none
*You may remove the head of
these tuna species, as long as
the carcass length without the
head exceeds the minimum size
requirement.
Harvest Limit
Federal
restrictions
apply.
Season
Other
Year-round
• You must have a Federal Commercial Swordfish Permit to
harvest, possess or sell swordfish, regardless of whether
you’re fishing in state or federal waters. Go to fisheries.
noaa.gov for federal information.
• You may not transfer swordfish between vessels in state
or federal waters.
• You may only skin or scale swordfish after you have put
them on shore or when you sell them.
Federal
restrictions
Federal
apply. No
seasons
directed fishing
apply.
for bluefin
tuna.
• You must have a Federal Commercial Tuna Permit to
harvest, possess or sell Atlantic albacore, bigeye, bluefin,
skipjack and yellowfin tuna, regardless of whether you’re
fishing in state or federal waters. You must follow both
state and federal laws, rules and regulations, regardless
of where you’re fishing. Seasonal changes in federal
regulations may supersede LDWF’s regulations. Go to
fisheries.noaa.gov or call 888.872.8862 for current federal
information.
• You may only skin or scale tuna after you have put them
on shore or when you sell them.
FRESHWATER FINFISH
Contact: Ricky Moses, 225-765-2331, rmoses@wlf.la.gov
Gear Requirements & Restrictions by Waterbody
To use or possess commercial fishing gear, you must have a Commercial Gear License for your gear. You must also have additional special permits
to harvest some species and/or use certain gear, and there are specific requirements and restrictions for the use of some commercial fishing gear.
TROTLINES AND YO-YOS
Black-Clear Lake, Caddo Lake,
Chicot Lake, Lake D’Arbonne,
Lake Lafourche, Lake St. Joseph
and Prairie Lake
• You must tag trotlines with your name, address, phone number and the date you placed the line. You
must mark each end of the line with a visible floating object. You must attach an 8-foot cotton leader
on each end to ensure that if the trotline is left unattended, the leader will deteriorate and the line will
sink. You may set no more than three trotlines with no more than 50 hooks per line and must attend
them daily.
• You may not use more than 50 yo-yos or trigger devices. You must clearly tag each device with your
name, address and phone number. You may not attach them to a metallic object or anchor them with
any artificial object. You may only anchor them to an existing pier, boathouse, seawall or dock - you may
not use any object such as rebar, cane, PVC tubing or construction material to anchor a yo-yo or trigger
device to a water bottom, stump, tree or shoreline. You must rebait each yo-yo or trigger device at least
once every 24 hours. You must immediately remove all fish or any other animals caught or hooked on
the device.
Poverty Point Lake
You may not use trotlines or yo-yos.
NETS
Anacoco Lake, Lake Vernon and
the portion of Anacoco Bayou
between the lakes
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
Lake Bartholomew
No fish seines, gill nets or trammel nets.
Lake Bistineau
No fish seines, gill nets, hoop nets or trammel nets.
Bogue Chitto River
• No seines, nets or webbing in the Bogue Chitto River from where it enters the state in northern
Washington Parish to where it enters the Pearl River in St. Tammany Parish.
• No hand grabbing to take fish from logs, buckets, barrels, drums or natural or artificial nesting areas.
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