June LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting


June 8, 2017
shorebirds and pelican in shallow water at Grand Isle

June LA Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The next regular Commission Meeting will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, La.

The following items will be discussed:

1.     Call to Order

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

3.     Roll Call

4.     Adoption of May 04, 2017 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.     Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

6.     Enforcement Report May, 2017 – Captain Edward Skena

7.     Presentation of Enforcement Awards to Civilians – Captain Edward Skena

8.     Receive Legislative Update – Cole Garrett, Attorney and Legislative Liaison

9.     Receive an update on status of Federal Exempted Fishing Permit presented by LDWF to NOAA

10.  Receive an Update on the 2017 Master Plan from the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority – Bren Haase, Chief, Planning and Research Division, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

11.  Receive an Update and Report on the Potential for Special Artificial Reef Site (SARS) Development in Nearshore and Offshore Louisiana – Mike McDonough, Biologist, Artificial Reef Program Manager

12.  Receive a Summary Report of the 2016/2017 Public Seed Ground Oyster Season and Supplemental Information – Steve Beck, Biologist, Oyster Program Manager

13.  Consider a Notice of Intent for Proposed Waterfowl Hunting regulations for Black Bayou Game and Fish Preserve – Ronnie Festavan, Black Bayou Watershed Commission

14.  To discuss possible federal action to address historically short federal waters red snapper season

15.  Set October, 2017 Commission Meeting Date

16.  Receive Public Comments

17.  Consider Holding an Executive Session, Pursuant to R.S. 42:17(A)(2) for discussion and consideration of settlement offer in the matter entitled Charles S. Reily, et al. v. State of Louisiana, et al., No. 81-42886-I, 15th Judicial District Court, Parish of Vermillion, Louisiana – Ryan M. Seidemann, Assistant Attorney General, and Daniel D. Henry, Jr., LDWF Deputy General Counsel

18.  Adjournment

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