The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, July 9, 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 25 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 June 4, 2020 Commission Meeting Minutes
5. Approval of July 9, 2020 Agenda
6. Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege
a) Introduction of New Commission Member – Andrew Blanchard
7. Enforcement Report, June 2020 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division
8. Receive a Presentation on the 2020 Waterfowl Hunter Survey with Special Emphasis on the Upcoming Decision for Zones and Splits for Duck Hunting for the 2021-2025 Seasons – Larry Reynolds, Waterfowl Biologist
9. Receive a Presentation on the Wild Turkey in Louisiana Including 2020 Harvest Report – Cody Cedotal, Turkey Biologist
10. Receive a Report on the 2020 Private Recreational Red Snapper Season – Jason Adriance, Fisheries Biologist
11. Receive a Summary Presentation on the June 2020 Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council Meeting – Chris Schieble, Fisheries Biologist
12. Set Location for August 6, 2020 Commission Meeting and Set November 2020 Commission Meeting Date
13. Receive Public Comments
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_Zgx8jb90QzimhoW-Zg2QSg. 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 (space is limited to 25 members of the public) or by sending an email to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m., July 8, 2020. 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 the webinar chat feature.
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