Update: This meeting has been canceled due to hurricane damage and recovery efforts.
The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will meet Wednesday, November 4, 2020, 10:00 a.m., at St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal Building, 100 Port Blvd., Chalmette, LA 70043.
Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 40 members of the public will be allowed in the meeting room at one time. All members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.
However, in an effort to allow more public access to the meeting, the Board asks those persons attending for a single agenda item to leave after that item is heard. This will allow other members of the public to rotate into the room.
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call
III. Approval of August 5, 2020 Meeting Minutes
IV. Approval of the November 4, 2020 Meeting Agenda
V. Financial Report
VI. Federal Shrimp Permit Report
VII. New Business
A. Preliminary Discussion on the Results of the Shrimp Bycatch Study- LDWF
B. To Discuss the Gulf- RFM Sustainability Certification and Future Implications- LDWF
C. To Consider a South Pass 37 SARS Proposal- LDWF
D. To Discuss the Turtle Excluder Device Funding Program- STF
E. To Discuss Shrimp Prices- STF
F. To Discuss Aid for LA Coastal Fishermen due to 2020 Hurricanes and Evacuation Losses- STF
G. To Discuss the Main Street Recovery Grant- STF
H. To Discuss Sending a Letter to the Governor’s Office to Request the Assistance of the Attorney General- STF
VIII. Public Comment
IX. Set Next Meeting
The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq. The public is invited to attend. To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bZ1JpSOJQ8SI9iK2NDHCGQ
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.
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