LA Oyster Task Force August Meeting


August 1, 2017
Raw oysters in wooden crate

LA Oyster Task Force August Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 1:00 P.M.

UNO Advanced Technology Center

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210

New Orleans 70122




I.         Roll call and introduction of guests

II.        Approval of May 30, 2017 meeting minutes and August 1, 2017, agenda

III.       Treasury report

A.      Oyster tag sales

B.      LOTF Financial Report

IV.       Committee reports

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

B.      Enforcement (Captain Chad Hebert)

C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D.     Research (Earl Melancon)

E.     Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F.      Marketing (LDWF)

G.     Health (Lance Broussard)

H.     Sustainability (LDWF)

I.      Professionalism (LDWF)

J.      Aquaculture (John Supan)

K.     Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

V.        New Business

A.     To hear a presentation on the 2017 Oyster Stock Assessment and season recommendations – Steve Beck

B.     Discussion of state cultch plants east of the River – Byron Encalade

C.     To consider a draft resolution for the state’s continued work on the Gulf  hypoxia issue – Doug Daigle

D.    Discussion of using hydrocoast maps for more successful fishing – John Lopez

E.     Discussion of buffer zones – Steve Voisin

F.     To consider funding and participation in the 2018 LA Alive and Acadiana events

VI.         Public Comment

VII.       Set Next Meeting

VIII.      Adjourn

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