August Oyster Task Force Meeting – Canceled


August 25, 2020
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August Oyster Task Force Meeting – Canceled

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Update:  The Louisiana Oyster Task Force meeting scheduled for August 25 hast been canceled due to the threats associated with Hurricanes Marco and Laura. 

A new meeting date will be announced.

The Louisiana Oyster Task Force will meet Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 1 p.m., at the 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 July 7, 2020 Minutes and August 25, 2020 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 (Justin Gremillion)

I. Aquaculture (Brandi Shelley)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Discuss the 2020-2021 Public Oyster Seed Ground Season- LDWF

B.  To Discuss the Upcoming Oyster Lease Renewal Process and Potential Changes for the Year- LDWF

C. To Consider Funding for the 2020 Dermo Sampling in Public Oyster Seed Grounds- Dr. Jerome LaPeyre

D. To Discuss and Consider Proposals to Hire a PR Firm to Represent the Task Force- OTF

E.  To Hear an Update on the Approval of Funding and Hiring Legal Counsel to Represent the Oyster Task Force- OTF/LDWF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn

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