December Oyster Task Force Meeting


December 7, 2021
sacks of oysters with shucking tool and gloves on top

December Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

LDWF Headquarters

2000 Quail Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of October 28, 2021 meeting minutes and December 7, 2021 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 (Captain Bryan Marie)

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 Hear a Status Update on the Hiring of Joe Piacun for OTF Legal Counsel- OTF

B. To Discuss USDA Covid-19 Grants- LDAF

C. To Discuss Oyster Tagging and Gifting Regulations- OTF

D. To Hear an Update on a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between LDWF and Plaquemines Parish- OTF\

E. To Hear About Locating a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Plaquemines Parish or Elsewhere in Louisiana- LSU- Renewable Natural Resources

F. To Hear an Update on New Funding for the Gulf Hypoxia Issue- Doug Daigle

G. To Discuss a Commercial Inland Oyster Hatchery- Steve Pollock

H. To Hear an Update on the AOC Grant Funding Program- LA Sea Grant

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:

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