Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet August 29 at 1:00 p.m.


August 29, 2023
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Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet August 29 at 1:00 p.m.

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, August 29, 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 June 6, 2023 meeting minutes and August 29, 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 (LDH)

I. Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Hear an Update on the 2019 Fisheries Disaster Funding- LDWF

B.  To Hear the Oyster Stock Assessment Results and the 2023/24 Oyster Season Recommendations- LDWF

C.  To Hear an Update on Public Grounds E-Reporting Application for 2023/2024 Oyster Season- LDWF

D.  To Hear an Update on the Oyster Harvesting Cost Calculations for the Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board Update- OTF/ LDWF

E.  To Hear a Presentation and Consider Funding to Create Oyster Industry YouTube Snippets- Louis Guida

F.  To Consider Funding and Travel to Walk the Hill and Attends 2024 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: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T57pDhWvQr-HPqTA9CmgNA

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