August Finfish Task Force Meeting


August 25, 2021
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August Finfish Task Force Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @

Finfish Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, August 25, 2021, 10:00 AM
Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70898


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.            Call to Order

III.           Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

IV.          Approval of the April 14, 2020 Meeting Minutes

V.            Approval of the August 25, 2021 Meeting Agenda

VI.          New Business

A.    To Discuss the Menhaden Buffer Zone Notice of Intent- LDWF

B.    To Hear an Update on the Menhaden Bycatch Study- LDWF

C.   To Hear an Update on Spotted Seatrout- LDWF

D.   To Hear a Presentation on Offshore Wind Development in the Gulf- Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management

E.    To Hear a Report on Black Drum and Sheepshead- Sea Grant

F.    To Hear a 2021 Legislative Session Review- FTF/LDWF

G.   To Discuss Water Quality Management in Vermillion Bay- FTF

H.   To Discuss and Consider a Sustainability Resolution in Support of Sustainability Certification- Audubon GULF

I.      To Discuss an External Review of LA Management in Support of Sustainability Certification- Audubon GULF

VII.         Public Comment

VIII.        To Hear Future Agenda Item Proposals

IX.          Set Next Meeting Date and Location

X.            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:

If you would like to call in via phone, you can log onto the webinar by dialing in at 215-861-0674, and using the password- 806520#

To receive email alerts, signup at For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or [email protected].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.