June Oyster Task Force Meeting


June 25, 2019
Images of freshly caught oysters

June Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

The Oyster Task Force will meet June 25, 2019, at Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 Hwy 23, Belle Chasse, 1:00pm.


I. Pledge of allegiance

II. Roll call and introduction of guests

III. Approval of May 14, 2019, minutes and June 25, 2019, agenda

IV. Treasury report

       1. LOTF financial report and oyster tag sales

V. Committee reports

       1. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

       2. Enforcement (Major Edward Skena)

       3. Legislatiave (Jakov Jurisic)

       4. Research (Earl Melancon)

       5. Coastal resoration (Dan Coulon)

       6. Marketing (LDWF)

       7. Health (Justin Gremillion)

       8. Professionalism (LDWF)

       9. Aquaculture

       10. Joint Task Force Working Group

VI. New business

       1. To discuss an amendment to the Governor’s request for a Federal Disaster

                Declaration for Louisiana fisheries (OTF)

        2. To hear a report on oyster mortality surveys related to the 2019 flood event


        3. To discuss the Oyster Lease Moratorium lifting NOI (OTF)

        4. To discuss the regulations and enforcement of oyster lease marking poles (OTF)

        5. To discuss and consider funding for a summer OTF trip to Washington D.C. (OTF)

        6. To consider funding to sponsor the 2020 Louisiana Alive event (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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