February Oyster Task Force Meeting


February 15, 2018

February Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1 p.m.
2000 Quail Dr., Louisiana Room
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

I. Pledge of Allegiance 

II. Roll call and introduction of guests 

III. Approval of December 12, 2017 Minutes and February 15, 2018 Agenda 

IV. Treasury Report

A.       Oyster Tag Sales
B.       LOTF Financial Report

V. 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)

VI. New Business

A. Discussion and Update on the 17/2018 Oyster Season- LDWF
B. To Hear a Brief Biological Overview on the Sabine Lake Oyster Reef- LDWF
C. To Hear an Update on the Oyster Shell Recycling Program and Upcoming Events- Deb Abibou (CRCL)
D. Request for OTF Participation in a Diversion Panel Forum at the 2018 LFF Summit- Earl Melancon (LA Sea Grant)
E. Discussion of an Oyster Commercial to Highlight the Industry’s Environmental and Coastal Conservation Efforts- Mitch Jurisich (OTF)
F. Discussion of Using Drone Operation with GPS Coordinates to Assist in Oyster Enforcement- Willie Daisy (OTF)
G. To Consider Funding for the 2018 ‘Let the World Be Your Oyster’ Event- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn

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