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Louisiana Saltwater Fishing Limits

Recreational Size and Creel Limits for Louisiana State Waters

Louisiana recreational and commercials anglers fishing offshore beyond the Louisiana boundary are in federal waters and are subject to rules and regulations that may differ from those in state waters. To ensure you are in compliance with federal regulations, you should contact the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council at (813)-348-1630, toll free 1-888-833-1844 N, Lois Avenue, Suite 1100, Tampa, FL 33607. For an informational pamphlet, email:​; website: All persons possessing fish in Louisiana waters must be in possession of applicable basic or saltwater license. 

Fishing Size and Limits are subject to change, contact your local wildlife and fisheries enforcement agent  for specific information: Baton Rouge (225)-765-2999, Lake Charles (337)-491-2580, Slidell/New Orleans (504)-284-2023, New Iberia (337)-373-0032.

To see an image of the fish, all you have to do is hover on the area or click on the section. 


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