2019 LDWF Commercial Fishing Regs - Page 9

Contact: 225.765.2399
Trip Ticket Requirements
When a licensed commercial fisherman or reptile and amphibian
collector sells or transfers his catch to a wholesale/retail seafood dealer
or wholesale/retail reptile and amphibian dealer, he must present his
license to the dealer for license verification and provide the dealer
with information necessary to complete a commercial trip ticket. The
dealer must record the sale or transfer on a three-part LDWF-issued
trip ticket form and include the following information:

The fisherman’s or reptile and amphibian collector’s name and
license number
The dealer’s name and license number
Transaction date
Gear and vessel used
Primary location of where the fish/reptiles/amphibians were
Duration of the fishing trip
Species identification
Quantity and units of each species
Size and condition of each species
Unit price of each species
The commercial fisherman/reptile and amphibian collector and dealer
must sign each trip ticket attesting that the information is correct. The
dealer retains one part of the trip ticket, provides the commercial
fisherman/reptile and amphibian collector with one part and submits
one part to LDWF.
When a commercial fisherman sells his catch under a Fresh Products
License, he must record all information required on the commercial
trip ticket form, using his Fresh Products License number in place of
the Wholesale/Retail Seafood Dealer License number. The commercial
fisherman must sign each trip ticket attesting that the information
provided is correct.
On or before the 10th of each month, dealers and Fresh Products
License holders must submit to LDWF all trip tickets from the previous
month. Dealers must also include a signed submission sheet certifying
that the submitted trip tickets represent all of the dealer’s transactions
with commercial fishermen/reptile and amphibian collectors for that
month. For more details, go to www.wlf.la.gov/fishing/trip-ticket or
call 225.765.2399.
Enforcement Requirements
Dealers, Fresh Products License holders, retailers, restaurants and
grocers must keep records of the following and make them available
for inspection by LDWF:

If a commercial fisherman must have a special permit to harvest a
species, records must indicate the commercial fisherman’s permit
number. If creel limits apply to a species, records must indicate the
number by head count of such species.

Quantity and species of seafood products, bait, reptiles or
amphibians purchased, date of purchase and full name and license
and/or permit number of the commercial fisherman/reptile and
amphibian collector, wholesale/retail dealer or out-of-state seller
from whom they purchase the seafood products, bait, reptiles or
Quantity and species of seafood products, bait, reptiles or
amphibians sold, date of sale and name and license number of
the buyer
If selling to consumers, quantity and species of seafood products,
bait, reptiles or amphibians sold, the date of sale and a statement
that they were sold to consumers
Dealers with federal permits must report landings electronically
through approved reporting methods every week. Go to www.sefsc.
noaa.gov/fisheries/dealers.htm for more information.
Electronic Trip Tickets
Free computerized trip ticket data entry software is also available for wholesale/retail seafood dealers and wholesale/retail reptile and amphibian
dealers. This electronic trip ticket program completely replaces the paper ticket system, electronically collects and sends all information required
by the state, tracks all monies owed and paid to commercial fishermen/reptile and amphibian collectors, tracks deductions, generates reports,
prints checks, and exports data. Dealers must still mail LDWF a copy of their monthly submission sheet generated by the electronic program and
a completed electronic signature log by the 10th of each month for the preceding month. If you’re interested in using the electronic trip ticket
program to enter and submit trip ticket information, please contact Claude Petersen at claude@bluefindata.com or 225.744.0807.


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