Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet September 20


September 20, 2023
oysters spilling out of a sack

Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet September 20

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70126


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of August 29, 2023 meeting minutes and September 20, 2023 Agenda

IV. Treasury Report

A. LOTF Financial Report & Oyster Tag Sales

V. Committee Reports

A. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

B. Enforcement (Major Edward Skena)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (LDH)

I. Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Hear an Update on Proposed Changes to Bohemia Salinity Control Structure Plan- John Helmers

B.  To Consider Lowering the Sack Limit in West Cove to 7 Sacks/ Day- OTF

C.  To Consider Hiring an Oyster Task Force Legal Consultant- OTF

D.  To Consider Funding to Renew the Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald Marketing/ PR Contract- OTF

E.  To Consider Funding for an Oyster Day on the Bay- OTF

F.  To Hear a Presentation and Consider Funding to Create Oyster Industry YouTube Snippets- Louis Guida

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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_oKMXLcLaTk2Ti8_4HbL_hw

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