BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Due to suppressed market conditions, officials are granting Louisiana’s alligator industry some temporary relief.

According to the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC), the relief comes in the form of a notice of intent (NOI) that will reduce the alligator hide tag fee from $4 to $3 until January of 2024.

Officials say the temporary reduction of the tag fee is slated to end Dec. 31, 2023.

To view the NOI, in full, visit

LWFC says public comment will be accepted on the NOI until Oct. 4.