Louisiana Oyster Task Force (LOTF) is reminding all Louisiana
oyster leaseholders to apply for the Private Oyster Lease
Rehabilitation (POLR) program with the Louisiana Department
of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF).
for submitting the POLR pre-application form has been extended
from Feb. 16, 2007 to March 2, 2007. POLR pre-application
forms and additional information were mailed to all Louisiana
oyster leaseholders on Dec. 29, 2006, and completed forms
must be returned to LDWF in order to participate in the rehabilitation
program has been developed to assist oyster leaseholders with
the rehabilitation of oyster resources on state-owned water
bottoms under lease. This program is part of a federal hurricane
disaster recovery assistance project aimed at rehabilitating
and restoring Louisiana marine fisheries resources in the
wakes of Hurricane Katrina and Rita (National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration grant #NA06NMF4540319).
is encouraging all Louisiana oyster leaseholders who have
not yet returned the POLR pre-application forms to do so with
a postmark of no later than March 2, 2007. If replacement
pre-application forms are needed, please contact LDWF at 225-765-2940.