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Louisiana names new Boating Law Administrator

By Taylor Matsko posted 01-25-2022 11:02 AM

Louisiana names new Boating Law Administrator
Major Clay Marques

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) would like to welcome Major Clay Marques, the new Boating Law Administrator (BLA) for the state of Louisiana.

Major Marques is originally from Chalmette and joined the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division in 2006. Major Marques started as an agent patrolling Livingston Parish. While he was a field agent, Major Marques also became a NASBLA Tactical Operator’s Course instructor and certified in the NASBLA Officer Water Survival Course.

Major Marques was then assigned to the LDWF Enforcement Division’s Headquarters Staff in 2014 in Baton Rouge as the boating education coordinator. In 2015, he was recognized by NASBLA as Louisiana's Boating Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

From 2016 through 2021, Major Marques served on the NASBLA BOAT Advisory Board and is currently on the NASBLA Finance and Grants Committee. He also recently graduated from the NASBLA Leadership Academy in 2021. In addition to being the state’s BLA, Major Marques is also in charge of training, search and rescue, recreational boating safety, and maritime security.