Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting will meet Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. VIA WEBINAR.
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Opening Statement- Meeting Operating Procedure- LDWF
III. Roll Call
IV. Approval of May 6, 2020 Meeting Minutes
V. Approval of the August 5, 2020 Meeting Agenda
VI. Financial Report
VII. Federal Shrimp Permit Report
VIII. New Business
A. To Hear an Overview of the CARES ACT and 2019 Fisheries Disaster Funding- LDWF
B. To Receive a Presentation on the Upcoming Fall Inshore Shrimp Season- LDWF
C. To Consider an Adaptive Management Strategy that may allow for Some Portions of State Inside Waters to Remain Open for a Period of Time After the Spring Inshore Closure. – LDWF
D. To Discuss Shrimp Certification Paperwork being Mailed out with License Renewals- STF
E. To Discuss and Consider Funding for a STF Trip to D.C. to Attend US Trade Commission Hearing Re: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact ono U.S. Commercial Fisheries- STF
IX. Public Comment
X. Set Next Meeting
NOTE: This meeting of the Shrimp Task Force is being conducted by video conference due to the public health emergency declared in response to the threat presented by COVID-19.
Those attending the webinar online will have the ability to submit public comments and questions during the meeting. Public comment will be accepted during the normal allotted times throughout the meeting and can be submitted in the following ways: 1.By using your computer microphone when called upon or 2. By submitting questions/ comments through the chat feature on Zoom. All questions and comments submitted through the webinar chat will be answered during the allotted public comment/ discussion time. Once the meeting begins, you can submit public input by clicking ‘Chat’ at the bottom of your screen, typing your comments, choosing ‘Send to All Panelists’ and clicking ‘Send’.
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_VAqzep8YQl2s95NPQhjIuQ
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