February Shrimp Task Force Meeting


February 15, 2021
shrimp boat at sea

February Shrimp Task Force Meeting

10:00 am - 12:00 pm @

Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Alan Gibson, Chairman

Monday, February 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m.


I.            Pledge of Allegiance

II.            Roll Call

III.           Approval of December 9, 2020 Meeting Minutes

IV.           Approval of February 15, 2021 Meeting Agenda

V.            Financial Report

VI.           New Business

A.     To Discuss and Possibly Provide Written Comment Regarding the FDA’s Proposed Rule, “ Requirements for Additional Traceability Records for Certain Foods”-LDWF

B.      To Consider Writing a Letter in Opposition of the TEDs Rule Which Would Require Skimmer Vessels 40ft and Above to Install Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)- STF

VII.            Public Comment

VIII.           Set Next Meeting

IX.            Adjourn

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_BtfFFQlYRuuujH8aIy7oxQ

If you would like to call in via phone, you can log onto the webinar by dialing in at 215-861-0674, and using the password- 806520#

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The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to [email protected]at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.