LA Oyster Task Force Meeting


May 17, 2016
oyster shells

LA Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at 1:00 p.m.
UNO Advanced Technology Center
2021 Lakeshore Dr., Room 210
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

I.     Roll call and introduction of guests

II.   Approval of March 29, 2016, Meeting Minutes and May 17, 2016, 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 (Dr. Earl Melancon)
E. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F. Marketing (LDWF)
G. Health (Lance Broussard)
H. Sustainability (LDWF)
I. Professionalism (LDWF)
J. Aquaculture

V.    New Business

A. Congresstional staff tour of LA oyster industry in early August (Al Sunseri)
B. Legislative update (LDWF)
C. Update from Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana on Oyster Shell
Recycling Program (Corey Miller)
D. Discussion of Industry Advancement Grants (Steve Beck)
E. Public Oyster Seed Ground 2015/16 season summary (Steve Beck)
F. Update on the Public Oyster Seed Ground Account (Steve Beck)
G. Updates to the Public Oyster Seed Groud Areas (Steve Beck)

VI.    Public Comment

VII.   Set Next Meeting

VIII.  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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