Louisiana Administrative Code
Title 76 - WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
Part I - Wildlife and Fisheries Commission and Agencies Thereunder
Chapter 3 - Special Powers and Duties
Subchapter D - Wildlife Values
Section I-315 - Fish and Wildlife Values

Universal Citation: LA Admin Code I-315

ยง I-315. Fish and Wildlife Values

A. All fish and wildlife species found within, or taken from the state have value, regardless of whether a specific value is provided herein. If a specific value is not provided for in this Section, that species is not deemed to be without value and its value may be determined.

B. Fish and Wildlife Values

1. Game Mammals and Game Birds

Deer,Quality1

$2,033.29

Deer, Non-Quality

$1,624.61

Squirrels

$ 20.32

Rabbits

$ 31.71

Turkeys

$1,539.37

Ducks

$ 26.61

Geese

$ 51.58

Coots

$ 14.63

Gallinules and Rails

$ 22.02

Snipe

$ 19.94

Quail

$ 43.01

Woodcock

$ 59.81

Doves

$ 14.27

1 Quality deer defined as buck with at least eight total points, minimum spread of 13.5 inches and minimum beam length of 16.5 inches using the Boone and Crockett Scoring system defined in Measuring and Scoring North American Big Game Trophies; Third Edition, by Nesbitt, William H. and Wright, Philip L., updated by Buckner, Eldon L., Byers, C. Randall, and Reneau, Jack, 2009.

2. Non-Game Animals

Raptors (Birds)

$ 87.03

Other Birds

$ 17.41

Frogs

$ 6.12/lb.

Turtles

$ 3.87/lb.

Snakes, Other

$ 9.00

Pine Snakes

$ 150.00

Salamanders

$ 5.00

Alligator (Eggs)

$ 13.00/egg

Alligator, Other Than Albino (Whole, Skin, or Meat2)

$ 375.80

Mink

$ 6.87

Fox

$ 18.15

Muskrat

$ 2.95

Raccoon

$ 27.75

Otter

$ 23.77

Bobcat

$ 27.04

Marine Mammals

$3,481.19

Other Mammals, Excluding Outlawed Quadrupeds

$ 17.41

2 For alligator meat, 23 pounds of deboned meat and 35 pounds of bone in carcass meat shall equate to one alligator. Civil restitution penalty amounts for illegal possession of alligator meat, absent the presence of other parts of the animal(s), shall be based on the weight of the meat, with the weight rounded up to the next number of whole alligators.

3. Federally Listed Threatened and Endangered Species3

Reptiles (Adult or Young)

$4,351.49/animal

Reptiles (Eggs)

$4,351.49/violation

Birds (Adult or Young)

$4,351.49/animal

Birds (Eggs)

$4,351.49/violation

Mammals

$4,351.49/animal

Invertebrates

$4,351.49/violation

Fish

$4,351.49/animal

Amphibians

$4,351.49/animal

3 See LAC 76:I.317 for a list of Threatened or Endangered Species.

4. Species of Special Concern

Fish

Prohibited fish species as

found in LAC 76:VII.145,

LAC 76:VII.337.A, and LAC

76:VII.357.B.4 excluding species listed in LAC 76:I.317.

$2,175.75/animal

Birds

Bald Eagle

$4,351.49/animal

Brown Pelican

$4,351.49/animal

Peregrine Falcon

$4,351.49/animal

Mammals

Black Bear

$10,000.00/animal

Cougars (Felis concolor couguar)

$4,351.49/animal

Reptiles

Albino Alligator

$4,351.49/animal

5. All Fish Not Listed Elsewhere in This Rule

Marine Fish

$1.14/lb.

Freshwater Fish

$0.62/lb.

6. Recreational and Commercial Fishes

Species Group

Value per Individual Fish

Drum, Red

$26.47

Spotted Seatrout

$28.97

Snapper, Red

$28.69

White Trout4

$3.89

Flounder

$16.08

Croaker

$4.61

Bass, Largemouth

$13.43

Bluegill

$0.91

Crappies

$5.37

Paddlefish5

$341.72

4 Sand Seatrout and Silver Seatrout5 For Paddlefish roe, 4.75 pounds of roe shall equate to one Paddlefish. Civil restitution penalty amounts for illegal possession of Paddlefish roe, absent the presence of other parts of the animal(s), shall be based on the weight of the roe, with the weight rounded up to the next number of whole Paddlefish.

7. Commercial Fish Species

Species Group

Value/Lb6

Amberjacks

$2.35

Other Jacks

$1.34

Barracuda

$1.54

Bonito, Atlantic

$0.69

Bowfin7

$2.01

Buffalo

$0.58

Butterfish

$0.40

Carp

$0.25

Catfish, Channel

$1.16

Catfish, Sea

$0.61

Catfish, Freshwater

$0.97

Cobia

$4.29

Crab, Blue

$1.53

Crab, Stone

$5.74

Crawfish, Wild

$1.38

Dolphin (Fish)

$1.83

Driftfish

$2.75

Drum, Black

$1.54

Drum, Freshwater

$0.32

Eel, Freshwater

$2.09

Gar

$1.74

Grouper, Gag

$5.32

Grouper, Yellowedge

$6.38

Grouper, Other, Hinds and Grunts

$4.38

Kingfish and Whiting

$0.85

Mackerel, King

$2.97

Mackerel, Spanish

$1.42

Menhaden

$0.11

Mullet8

$1.00

Oilfish and Escolar

$1.47

Oyster (in-shell weight)

$0.45

Pompano

$6.35

Porgy

$1.94

Shad

$0.40

Shark, Shortfin Mako

$1.52

Sharks, Other and Rays

$0.62

Sheepshead

$0.62

Shrimp

$2.57

Snapper, Other

$3.97

Squid

$0.72

Swordfish

$3.82

Tilefishes

$3.06

Triggerfish

$2.13

Tripletail

$1.85

Tuna, Albacore

$1.31

Tuna, Bigeye

$5.76

Tuna, Blackfin

$0.64

Tuna, Bluefin

$8.80

Tuna, Other

$0.78

Tuna, Yellowfin

$6.84

Wahoo

$1.78

6 All values listed are for whole form weight. When fish are not in whole form, the conversion factors set out in Section 316, following, shall be applied to convert their product form weight to whole form weight. If product form weight to whole form weight conversion factor is not available for a particular species and is thus not listed in Section 316, any data that is collected in a scientific method to allow estimation of the conversion factor from product form weight to whole form weight for that species shall be allowed to be used to determine civil restitution value for product form.7 For bowfin roe, weight of the roe should be multiplied by 1/.12 to convert the roe to whole bowfin weight.8 For mullet roe, weight of the roe should be multiplied by 1/.18 to convert the roe to whole mullet weight.

(Promulgated by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, LR 16:39 (January 1990), amended LR 18:290 (March 1992), LR 37:2435 (August 2011).)

AUTHORITY NOTE: Promulgated in accordance with R.S. 56:40.2.

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