La Oyster Task Force May Meeting


May 3, 2022
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La Oyster Task Force May Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, 1:00 p.m. at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70126.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of March 15, 2022 meeting minutes and May 3, 2022 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 (Captain Bryan Marie)

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 a Presentation on the Results of the LDWF Oyster Shell Assessment Survey- LDWF

B.  To Hear an Update on the Low Salinity Tolerant Oyster Research- ULL

C. To Hear a Legislative Update on Oyster Related Bills- OTF

D. To Discuss Oyster Tag Issues- OTF

E.  To Hear an Update on the LDAF’s LA Seafood Processors Pandemic Response and Safety Program- LDAF

F.  To Discuss the Oyster Strategic Plan and the Possibility of Funding the Closure of the Failed Bohemia Salinity Control Structure and a Partial Opening of the MRGO- OTF

G. To Hear an Assessment of the Potential Value of Ocean Calcifiers in Sequestration of Atmospheric Carbon- Robert Waldrom

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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