The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is currently looking for volunteer fishing instructors to help increase fishing participation across the state.

Through LDWF’s Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program volunteers can learn not only the basics of fishing and fisheries management, but also how to teach skills in order to help younger generations learn about fishing.

At this hands-on workshop led by LDWF biologists, volunteers will receive the training they need to assist in LDWF’s efforts to increase fishing participation and wise utilization of natural resources across Louisiana.

Topics and activities include basic fishing techniques, proper fish identification, invasive species awareness, fish biology, fisheries management and more.

A binder full of lesson plans, activity guides and educational materials will be given to all volunteers who attend the workshop.

After completing the eight-hour workshop and passing a background check, volunteers can borrow equipment to help teach these topics to others.

LDWF will be hosting this Aquatic Volunteer Instructor workshop on Wednesday, April 18 at the LDWF District-1 Office, 9961 Hwy. 80, Minden, La.

To sign up, visit wlf.louisiana.gov/ldwf-volunteer-programs.

Contact Alayna McGarry at 504-286-4050 or amcgarry@wlf.la.gov with questions about the Aquatic Volunteer Instructor Program.