August LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

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August 6, 2020
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August LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, August 6, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 25 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 Commission 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.

Agenda:

1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Adoption of July 9, 2020 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of August 6, 2020 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

a)         Recognize and Present Certificate to Former Colonel Sammy Martin

7.      Recognize Corporal Michael Hebert as the 2020 Mississippi Flyway Council Waterfowl Protection Officer of the Year – Lt. Lane Kincaid, Enforcement Division

8.      Enforcement Report, July 2020 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

9.      Receive a Presentation to Consider Waterfowl Zones and Splits for the 2021-2025 Seasons – Larry Reynolds, Waterfowl Biologist

10.  Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Set the Opening Date for the 2020 Fall Inshore Shrimp Season – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

11.  Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent Establishing Closures of Certain Waters Associated with the 2021 Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

12.  Receive a Summary of Public Meetings and Surveys Conducted on Spotted Seatrout Management Options – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

13.  Receive a Report on the 2020 Private Recreational Red Snapper Season – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.  Set December 2020 Commission Meeting Date

15.  Receive Public Comments

16.  Adjournment

A live audio/video stream of this meeting will be available via Zoom.  To attend via webinar register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UZhIndXuTsqEzXFh3Ipg1w. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

PUBLIC INPUT:

The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the above agenda by attending in person (room is limited to 25 members of the public) or by sending an email to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m., August 5, 2020. Your email must include the agenda item # in the subject of your email. The body of your message should include your name and address before your comment.

No comments will be accepted via the webinar chat feature.

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