Fee Commission

Fee Commission SafetyDuring the 2004 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature, a statewide fee commission – The Pilotage Fee Commission – was created to go into effect January 1, 2005. The new commission consists of four pilot representatives – one from each of the pilot associations, four industry representatives, and three independent at-large members. The fee commission is charged with setting fair and reasonable fees for the pilots. They are empowered to hold hearings, create rules, and verify documentation and financial records. For more information, please visit the Louisiana Pilotage Fee Commission's web site at www.lapfc.com.


The Crescent River Port Pilots are at the heart of waterborne commerce. Last year the Crescent River Port Pilots piloted over 17,000 vessels into, out of, or through the Lower Mississippi River.