July LA Crab Task Force Meeting


July 22, 2020
group of Louisiana blue crabs

July LA Crab Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 1:00p.m., VIA WEBINAR.



I.            Pledge of Allegiance

II.            Opening Statement- Meeting Operating Procedure- LDWF

III.            Roll Call

IV.            Approval of April 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes

V.            Approval of the July 22, 2020 Meeting Agenda

VI.            Financial Report

VII.            New Business

A.     To Hear an Overview of the CARES ACT and 2019 Fisheries Disaster Funding- LDWF

B.      To Receive the Results of the 2020 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup and the Proposed 2021 Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Areas- LDWF

C.      To Discuss Alternative Derelict Crab Trap Cleanup Program Options- LDWF

D.     To Discuss and Consider Funding the Annual Gulf-RFM Surveillance Audit for the LA Blue Crab Sustainability Certification and to Consider Increasing the FY21 Crab Task Force Fund Balance- LDWF

E.      To Make Recommendations for Crab Task Force Seat Vacancies- CTF

VIII.            Public Comment

IX.            Set Next Meeting

X.            Adjourn

NOTE:  This meeting of the Crab 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 comments 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_KR5Mxv9WSTiyNmTlNXwPJQ

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