Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet April 11


April 11, 2023
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Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet April 11

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 1:00 p.m.

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 14, 2023 meeting minutes and April 11, 2023 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 (Major Edward Skena)

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 (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Discuss Possible Changes and Propose Nominations for the Oyster Task Force Seat on the Damage Evaluation Board- OTF

B.  To Hear an Update on the Lo-Spat Oyster Project- Dr. Beth Stauffer, ULL

C. To Hear an Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference Update- OTF

D. To Discuss LDH Oyster Processing Regulations and Recent Changes- OTF

E.  To Hear an Update on Proposed Legislation (HB438) Regarding the Oyster Vessel Permit- OTF

F.  To Consider Funding for an Oyster Industry Marketing Campaign with WWLTV and Tegna- 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: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XaS3lh6WT2mnV4zcMg5gpw

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