July LA Oyster Task Force Meeting


July 7, 2020
oyster boats at dock

July LA Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 1 p.m., at Buras Auditorium, 35619 Hwy 11, Buras, LA 70041.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of March 4, 2020 Minutes and July 7, 2020 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. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (Justin Gremillion)

I. Aquaculture (Brandi Shelley)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

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

B.  Discussion of the Oyster Strategic Plan Development- LDWF

C. To Discuss House Bill 433 (Reduces the Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Fee and Creates Associated Gear Fees)- OTF

D. To Discuss the Current Regulations and Penalties Associated with Oyster Trip Tickets and Log Sheets- OTF

E.  To Consider Funding to Hire Oyster Task Force Legal Counsel- OTF

F.  To Designate and Hire Legal Counsel to Represent the Oyster Task Force- 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: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rx5A0qQPRCOnd6gGHWA-og

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