Rescheduled: February Oyster Task Force Meeting


February 26, 2019
oyster boats at dock

Rescheduled: February Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

The Oyster Task Force will meet February 26 at 1 pm, at West Bank Regional Library Meeting Room, 2751 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, LA 70058.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll call and introduction of guests

III. Approval of January 9, 2019 Minutes and February 26, 2019 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. Research (Earl Melancon)

E. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F. Marketing (LDWF)

G. Health (Justin Gremillion)

H. Professionalism (LDWF)

I. Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A. To Consider Funding for the Summer Dermo Study- Dr. Jerome La Peyre

B. To Discuss Moving the Oyster Industry to the Department of Agriculture- OTF

C. To Discuss Increasing Penalties for Fishing During Illegal Hours- OTF

D. To Hear an Update from the OTF Washington, D.C. Trip and LA Alive Event- OTF

E. To Hear an Update on the Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting NOI- OTF

F. To Discuss Storm Surge Barriers and Oyster Industry Expansion- John Lea

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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