Commercial fishing licenses available in Bourg from Dec. 16 to 18

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Licensing Section will be selling commercial fishing licenses from the Bourg office from Dec. 16 to 18.

Most commercial fishing licenses will be available for purchase from Tuesday, Dec. 16 through Thursday, Dec. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. The office is located at 468 Texas Gulf Road in Bourg and their contact number is 985-594-4130.

Fishermen are reminded that only cashier’s checks, money orders and cash will be accepted at the Bourg office. No credit cards or personal checks will be taken. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing licenses are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.

In addition to continual sales in Baton Rouge, LDWF has offered commercial licenses from its office in Bourg twice a year since January of 2002. It has successfully provided LDWF with an improved method of customer service and has proven to be a convenient way for commercial fishermen to keep their important licenses current.


If you were not able to catch the action up close and in person at the 5th Annual Great American Seafood Cook-Off, presented by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board, there is still time to look on as some of the nation’s best chefs battle it out for the title of King or Queen of American Seafood.

From the comfort of your home you will be able to see highlights from this sizzling event on Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting television network. The show covers both days of the competition, which was held in August at the Louisiana Restaurant Association’s Foodservice EXPO.

On day one, there were 15 chefs preparing their signature dishes with domestic, sustainable seafood from their state. Things really heated up on day two of the competition when the five remaining chefs were challenged to create a dish using domestic sustainable seafood and mystery ingredients from Whole Foods Market, Southwest Airlines and Michelob Brewing Co. The chefs also had to make sure that this dish was something that would be easy for a home chef to recreate.

When the judges’ votes were tallied, Chef John Currence of City Grocery Restaurant Group in Oxford, MS took home the prize with his Mississippi Redfish Courtboullion and Seafood Dirty Rice. In 2nd place was Chef Brian Landry of Galatoire’s Restaurant with his Louisiana Shrimp and Andouille Cassoulet.

The competition was not over yet, it was now time for the people to cast their vote and during the entire month of October, seafood lovers from all over the country had the opportunity to view the top five recipes at and decide which chef’s recipe was the best. When the online votes were counted, the people’s choice was Louisiana’s own Chef Brian Landry.

Tune in to LPB on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. where Chef Brian Landry will appear live to talk about his experience in the Great American Seafood Cook-Off and you will be able to take part in the fun as you watch him and his fellow competitors create their award winning dishes!

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