December Oyster Task Force Meeting


December 12, 2017
LA Fisheries Forward caged oysters

December Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 1 p.m.
2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210
New Orleans, LA 70122


I.  Roll call and introduction of guests

II. Approval of October 3, 2017 Meeting Minutes and December 12, 2017 Agenda

III. Treasury Report

A. Oyster Tag Sales

B. LOTF Financial Report

IV. Committee Reports

A. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

B. Enforcement (Major Chad Hebert)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Research (Earl Melancon)

E. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F. Marketing (LDWF)

G. Health (Justin Gremillion)

H. Sustainability (LDWF)

I. Professionalism (LDWF)

J. Aquaculture (John Supan)

K. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

V. New Business

A. Discussion and Update on the 2017 Oyster Season

B. Discussion of Opening Sabine Lake for Commercial Oyster Harvest – Leo Dyson- OTF

C. Discussion of the Oyster Lease Acquisition Program- OTF

D. To Consider Funding for the Summer Dermo Study- Thomas Soniat

E. To Consider Funding Travel for LA Alive Assistants- OTF

VI. Public Comment

VII. Set Next Meeting

VIII. Adjourn

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