2020 LDWF Recreational Fishing Regulations - Page 56



BOATING SAFETY
All boaters are encouraged to ensure their vessels are in good working
condition and all required safety equipment is on board.
LOUISIANA REQUIRED BOATING EQUIPMENT
CHECKLIST
PERSONAL
WATERCRAFT
BOATS LESS
THAN 16
FEET
BOATS 16 FEET
TO LESS THAN
26 FEET
Registration on Board
P
P
P
Validation Decals Displayed
P
P
P
PFDs: Type I, II or III
P1
P 2,3,4
P 2,4
PFDs: Type IV
P
Engine Cut Off Device
P
Type B Fire Extinguishers
P
5
P
6
Navigation Lights
P
5
P
P
Horn, Whistle or Bell
P
Daytime Visual Distress Signals
P7
Nighttime Visual Distress
Signals
6
7
7
8
8
Backfire Flame Arrestor
P
Ventilation System
P
P
P
Muffler/Underwater Exhaust
P
P
P
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
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Those on personal watercraft (PWC) must wear a USCG approved Type I, II, III or V
personal flotation device (PFD) at all times.
Children 16 years of age and younger must wear a USCG approved Type I, II or III PFD
while underway on a vessel less than 26 feet long. A wearable USCG approved Type I, II
or III PFD must be readily available for each of the other passengers onboard.
All persons onboard a motorboat less than 16 feet which is being propelled by a hand
tiller outboard motor are required to wear a USCG approved Type I, II, III or V PFD
while the motorboat is underway.
Persons engaged in water sports, which includes but is not limited to water skiing, being towed on a tube, wake boarding, wake surfing, etc. must wear a USCG approved
Type I, II, III or V PFD. An inflatable PFD does not meet the requirements.
A motorboat less than 26 feet with a hand tiller outboard motor in excess of 10 horsepower designed to have or having an engine cut-off switch must have the engine cutoff switch link attached to the operator, the operator’s clothing, or the operator’s PFD,
if worn, while the motor is running and the vessel is underway.
Certain items are not applicable to PWCs because PWCs are not allowed to operate
between sunset and sunrise.
Required on federally controlled waters (offshore, tidal coastal areas).
Required for inboards and stern drivers only.
2019 Louisiana Fishing Regulations

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