Cocodrie Lake Fish and Game Commission

Name Cocodrie Lake Fish and Game Commission
Contact Person Mr. Daniel Hill - Inland Fisheries Biologist Manager
Mailing Address c/o LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
200 Dulles Drive
Lafayette, LA 70506
Phone Number 337-735-8699
Fax Number 337-262-1334
Board Email dhill@wlf.la.gov
Website --
Legal Authority R.S 56:801
Year Created 1957
Organizational Placement LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries
Purpose/Function Act 858 of the 1981 Legislature abolished approximately 19 special game and fish commissions including the Cocodrie Lake Game and Fish Commission which governed Cocodrie Lake. Authorities for lakes & structures were transferred to LDWF. However, parish government under state law can select/appoint a panel of interested/concerned citizens to serve on committees in an advisory capacity to the jury. The Cocodrie Lake Commission fills that role with respect to fish and wildlife issues on Cocodrie Lake.
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The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $0.00
  Current year budgeted: $0.00
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
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Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
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Notes Recommendations made by LDWF to the Rapides and Evangeline parish police juries and the Cocodrie Lake commission/advisory board, to drawdown the lake beginning January 1, 2018 through August 31, 2018 for five consecutive years. This is to reduce the growth of giant salvinia that encompasses approximately 60 percent of the lake.

No meetings in 2019
no meetings in 2020 as of 10/7/2020
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