LA Oyster Task Force Meeting


February 1, 2022
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LA Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70126


Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of December 7, 2021 meeting minutes and February 1, 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 an Update on the 2021 Fisheries Disaster Declaration- LDWF

B.  To Hear a Status Update on the Oyster Strategic Plan- LDWF

C. To Discuss the LDH Lease Checking Rules and Permitting Guidelines- LDH

D. To Hear an Update on Stewardship and Mitigation Plan for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion- CPRA

E.  To Hear a Presentation on the Louisiana Search for National Estuarine Research Reserve- Dr. Robert Twilley-LSU

F.  To Consider a Contract and Funding with OTF PR Firm Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald (BMF)- OTF

G. To Hear an Update on OTF Washington, D.C. Trip and LA 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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