At its meeting on Thursday, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission approved a Notice of Intent to modify regulations pertaining to the Recreational Offshore Landing Permit (ROLP).
The proposed change would create consistency and exempt anglers under 16 as an adjustment to the program, according to a release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Other survey methods would be used to estimate the number of anglers under 16 who participate in harvests requiring a ROLP, the release states.
Further proposed changes would clarify existing language in the rule which specifies that the ROLP term be the same as the annual saltwater license, as well as add language exempting anglers on paid for-hire trips from the ROLP when the captain of that vessel has a valid permit, according to the release.
To view the entire Notice of Intent as passed by the LWFC, click here.
Interested persons may submit comments relative to the proposed rule to: Jason Adriance, Fisheries Division, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898- 9000, or via e-mail here prior to Thursday, February 5, 2015.