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LA Dept of Wildlife & Fisheries Opens Regional Office In Lafayette

Aug 13, 2018 02:00PM ● By News Desk

After months of debate and planning, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has closed their Opelousas and New Iberia offices, consolidating to one regional facility in Lafayette.

The new facility is located at 200 Dulles Drive in Lafayette in the former John Chance building.  

Staff from both the New Iberia and Opelousas offices are now being housed at new location.

According to sources, renovating the Opelousas and New Iberia offices would have cost an estimated $12 million, while purchasing the newer and larger Lafayette facility came in around $6.7 million.  

The Lafayette office includes Enforcement, Wildlife, Marine Fisheries and Inland Fisheries staff.