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Welcome to the Recreational Offshore Landing Permit

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) developed the Recreational Offshore Landings Permit Program (ROLP) to better quantify and characterize the charter and recreational anglers that fish beyond Louisiana’s territorial waters.
The permit is available at no cost. Simply register with your contact information and charter/recreational license number and print out your permit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a ROLP?

The ROLP (Recreational Offshore Landing Permit) is a free permit that is required in addition to all other applicable licenses and/or permits to be in possession of certain offshore fish species or species groups in Louisiana state waters. The following are species or species groups that require a ROLP:
  • tunas
  • billfish
  • swordfish
  • amberjacks
  • snappers
  • groupers
  • hinds
  • cobia
  • wahoo
  • dolphinfish
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries developed the Recreational Offshore Landing Permit Program to better quantify and characterize the charter and recreational fishermen who fish beyond Louisiana’s territorial waters.
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Yes. When registering for a ROLP, you must input your date of birth for verification of age prior to adding a permit to your account.
You should register for a Charter ROLP only.
No. The charter captain is required to have a charter ROLP covering all clients onboard.
Yes, but only if you or anyone onboard intends to keep specified offshore species. A Charter ROLP covers all clients on your boat.
No. Register for a ROLP only if you are planning to go on a private, recreational offshore trip. If you do not fish offshore or only go offshore on charter boats as a client, please do not register for a ROLP.
Yes, once logged into your account you may use the “Add a fisherman” button to add permits for other family members, friends or coworkers to the account. You will still need separate contact and license information for all added fishermen.
You can use the "Promote Fisherman" button on a non-minor secondary fisherman to make that fisherman the primary fisherman of the account. That new primary fisherman's E-mail will be replaced with the E-mail of the previous primary fisherman.
Go to the account management page on our licensing site. Log in using your social security number or driver's license number to find your LDWF license number.
Yes. When registering, select “temporary” as the license type and enter the temporary license authorization number as the license number. A ROLP that is renewed or registered with a temporary authorization will expire in ten days unless an appropriate LDWF license number is added to the ROLP.
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