2019 LDWF Commercial Fishing Regs - Page 8



Transporters
To operate any commercial transport vehicle and load, unload or transport fish, reptiles or amphibians, you must have one of the following
LDWF-issued licenses. Common carriers are exempt from these license requirements. In addition, transport license requirements do not apply
to processed fish or fish products (drying to a point of dehydration, canning, salting, breading and cooking for immediate consumption).
If you:
You must have a/an:
Are a licensed wholesale/
retail seafood dealer
delivering seafood
Wholesale/Retail Seafood
Transport License
Are a licensed retail
seafood dealer picking
up seafood from a
Retail Seafood Transport
wholesale/retail dealer
License
and transporting it to your
business
Are transporting a
commercial fisherman’s
Commercial Fisherman
catch to a wholesale/retail Seafood Transport License
dealer for sale
Ship seafood out of state
Operate commercial
transport vehicles and
load, unload or transport
reptiles or amphibians
Fees and notes:
$30 per vehicle (residents and nonresidents); can only be purchased by a licensed
Louisiana commercial fisherman or wholesale/retail seafood dealer; issued in
the purchaser’s name. If you’re transporting fish under a transport license, you
may not buy or sell and fish (unless working under a transport license purchased
in connection with a wholesale/retail seafood dealer license and buying fish
for and transporting such fish to the dealer to whom the license was issued). A
dealer may purchase any number of transport licenses; transport licenses are
freely transferable between vehicles, but the licensee remains responsible for all
activities conducted under that license.
Wholesale/Retail Seafood
Dealer License OR Seafood
• Dealer License: $250 resident, $1,105 nonresident
Transport License purchased • Seafood Transport License: $30 for residents and nonresidents
with the dealer license
Reptile and Amphibian
Collector License, Reptile
and Amphibian Wholesale/
Retail Dealer License OR
Reptile and Amphibian
Transport License
• Collector License: $25 resident/$10 resident under age 16, $200 nonresident.
• Dealer License: $105 resident, $405 nonresident. Nonresidents may instead
purchase a Three-Day Reptile and Amphibian Wholesale/Retail Dealer License
($75; valid for three consecutive days).
• Transport License: $30/vehicle resident, $120/vehicle nonresident; transferable
between vehicles. Only licensed reptile and amphibian collectors or wholesale/
retail dealers may purchase. Transport license holders may not buy/sell reptiles
or amphibians unless buying on behalf of the dealer to whom the transport
license was issued and transporting the purchase back to them.
Shipping Requirements
Seafood transporters must mark all vehicles used to transport
seafood with the name and address of their company, plainly mark
all shipments containing seafood products or bait, and attach records,
tags, or certificates showing names of the buyer and seller and an
itemized statement of the number of pounds of seafood or bait and
the names of each kind or species of seafood or bait in the shipment.
Bills of lading issued by a common carrier for shipments of seafood
products or bait must state the number of packages that contain
seafood products or bait and the date and names of the buyer and
seller and include an itemized statement of the number of pounds
of seafood or bait and the names of each kind or species of seafood
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or bait in the shipment. Shipments are subject to inspection while in
transit and upon leaving the state.
Reptile and amphibian transporters must plainly mark all shipments
containing reptiles or amphibians and attach tags or certificates
showing names of the buyer and seller and an itemized statement of
each kind of reptile or amphibian in the shipment. Bills of lading issued
by a common carrier for shipments of reptiles or amphibians must state
the number of packages that contain reptiles, or amphibians. Out-ofstate shipments of reptiles or amphibians ordinarily used for human
consumption must be registered at some port of exit and inspected.

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