February Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting


February 4, 2021
box of several flounder and one black drum

February Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, February 4, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 40 members of the public will be allowed in the meeting room at one time. All members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.

However, in an effort to allow more public access to the meeting, the Commission asks those persons attending for a single agenda item to leave after that item is heard. This will allow other members of the public to rotate into the room.


1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Adoption of January 7, 2021 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of February 4, 2021 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Enforcement Report, January 2021 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

8.      Receive Public Comments and Consider Amendments for the Notice of Intent for Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Bird Rules and Regulations, Including General and Wildlife Management Area Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2021-2022 – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director

9.      Receive and Accept the Stock Assessment Report for Striped Mullet for Transmittal to the Legislature – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

10.  Receive a Report on Southern Flounder Management Options – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

11.  FDA Proposed Traceability Rule Discussion and Potential Impacts to Louisiana Oyster Industry – LDWF and LDH

12.  Oyster Landings Data Discussion – Carolina Bourque, Marine Fisheries Biologist

13.  Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Restrict all Oyster Harvesting on Four NRDA Oyster Broodstock Reefs – Carolina Bourque, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.  Receive a Summary Presentation on the January 2021 Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council Meeting – Chris Schieble, Marine Fisheries Biologist

15.  Set June 2021 Commission Meeting Date

16.  Receive Public Comments

17.  Adjournment

A live audio/video stream of this meeting will be available via Zoom.  To attend via webinar register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ymIviDWDSQytxd5qPOWzbw. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the above agenda by attending in person (room is limited to 40 members of the public) or by sending an email to [email protected] by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Your email must include the agenda item # in the subject of your email. The body of your message should include your name and address before your comment.

No comments will be accepted via webinar.

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