- Mail:Game and Fish Commission; PO Box 215; Lockport, LA 70374
- Phone: (985)851-7110
- FAX: (985)851-7110
- EMAIL: [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Welcome to the Lafourche Parish Game and Fish Commission Web Site.
The Commission manages and governs the Lake Fields/Lake Long Game
and Fish Preserve (see official state lands map),
which includes Lake Fields, Lake Long, and
surrounding property up to their historic 1987 high water meander
lines minus any property sold or transferred by the State
According to Article 2 of the Bylaws, the purposes of the Commission are to manage and govern the territorial area as referenced in Article I to:
enhance the wildlife and fisheries resources of the area for the use of the general public in a recreational or commercial endeavor;
encourage tourism through sound management of a recreational based programs of sport fishing and hunting activities;
establish and maintain an environment conducive to the recreational needs of the Parish of Lafourche; and,
engage in or allow the taking of certain species of wildlife and or fishes for commercial purposes.
To accomplish the above, specific activities of the Commission have centered around the following un-prioritized list:
improving water quality and habitat and increasing fish and wildlife populations through restoration projects and Preserve cleanups;
enhancing the recreational and tourism potential of the Preserve;
camp lease management; and, harvest permits (alligators, nutria, etc.).
In recent years, the Commission has been involved in numerous specific projects or activities:
adoption of bylaws
creation of this web site
development of a lease holder email list to facilitate communication
updated camp lease document
currently working with Ducks Unlimited with a written cooperative agreement to apply for coastal use permits and perform preliminary engineering and design and a verbal understanding
to apply for restoration funds for the Commission and be the project manager for restoration projects.
development of a comprehensive Lake Fields/Lake Long restoration plan
a cooperative restoration project with the North Lafourche Levee District to dredge and deepen lower Bayou Folse and create shoreline terraces along the northern
Lake Fields shoreline
closure of numerous unneeded cuts along the eastern shoreline of lower Bayou Folse
two Lake Fields trash and derelict vessel cleanups
introduced Parish Ordinances to restrict new cuts along Preserve bayous and canals
and to prohibit waterfowl hunting within 500 feet of a camp
monitoring of historic and current coastal use permit activities
contracted Ducks Unlimited to provide cost estimates, preliminary engineering, and apply for Coastal Use Permits for the Commission Lake Fields and Lake Long
introduction of state legislation to include Lake Long under Commission jurisdiction
introduction of Parish ordinances to disallow firearm discharges on camp lots and to restrict waterfowl
hunting within 500 feet of a camp
two camp lot lotteries
posting of various signs (Preserve boundaries, spoil bank restrictions, no wake zones, etc.)
development of plans for an outdoor center
|Commission Public Meeting
When: Monday, May 17, at 6:30 pm.
Where: Mathews Methodist Church, Education Building at 201 Central Lafourche Drive, Mathews
Business Items: Call to Order; Roll Call; Adoption of Agenda; Approval of Minutes; Secretary's Report; Financial Report;
Board Member Resignation; Lease Holder Issues: Unleased Dog, Honey Bees, Failure To Pay Lease Fee, and Improper Camp Sale;
Notification of Lease Holders About Camp Lease Signage, EMAIL Addresses, Camp Sales, Etc.
Potential Commercial Lease Application; LDWF Information (Lake Bouef SAV decline, Florida Bass Stocking, and Aquatic Weed Control;
Commercial Crab Fishing Restrictions; Alligator Egg and Tag Permits; Commission Bylaws Revision; Other Business; Next Meeting; Adjournment.