BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — After receiving a “high volume” of queries, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is clearing up its new license requirements for roadside crabbing.

LDWF said before changes went into effect on June 1, there weren’t any license requirements for roadside crabbing. The department said implementing a new license requirement was to make it easier for the fisheries office to collect data on crab populations.

Those who crab from roadsides using a string or set net in the state are required to obtain a five-dollar Hook and Line license, according to LDWF. The department said roadside crabbing is included in the Saltwater Fishing License and a WMA Access Permit is needed for crabbing from an LDWF property.

For more details on the new roadside crabbing license requirements, click here.