January Oyster Task Force Meeting


January 9, 2019
Images of freshly caught oysters

January Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

A Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 1 p.m., UNO CERM Building, 2045 Lakeshore Dr., RM 216, New Orleans, LA 70122.


I.             Pledge of Allegiance

II.            Roll call and introduction of guests

III.           Approval of November 27, 2018 Minutes and January 9, 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.            Update on the Coastal Fisheries Industry Adaptation Workgroup (CFIAW)- Dr. Robert Twilley, Louisiana Sea Grant

B.            To Hear an Update on the Commercial Licensing Restructure- OTF

C.            To Consider Funding for the 2019 Oyster Industry Convention- OTF

D.            To Consider Funding for the 2019 Oyster Task Force D.C. Trip- OTF

E.            Officer Elections- OTF

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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