Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m.
2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70898
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
III. Approval of December 8, 2021 Meeting Minutes
IV. Approval of February 16, 2022 Meeting Agenda
V. Financial Report
VI. New Business
A. Consider holding an Executive Session, pursuant to R.S. 42:17(A)(2) to receive a status update and discuss litigation strategy in the matter of State of Louisiana, by and through Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries versus Gina Raimondo, in her official capacity as United States Secretary of Commerce, et al., C.A. No. 21-1523, Section “R” (2), U.S.D.C., Eastern District of Louisiana. – J. Scott St. John, LDOJ Deputy Solicitor General, and Cole Garrett, LDWF General Counsel
B. Officer Elections – STF
C. To Discuss and Consider Changes to the 2019 Flood Disaster Spending Plan- LDWF
D. To Discuss the Distribution of 2019 Flood Disaster and CARES Act Funding- STF
E. To Discuss Federal Shrimp cELB vs. VMS Side-By-Side Comparison- LDWF
F. To Discuss Shrimp Ride Along Program and Protocol- LDWF
G. To Hear a Presentation on Trends in Commercial White and Brown Shrimp Landings by Size Category: 2010-2020-LDWF
H. To Hear an Update on the Schedule and Mitigation Plan for the Proposed Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion- CPRA
I. To Hear a Presentation on Offshore Wind Development in the Gulf- Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management
J. To Hear an Update on the STF Washington, D.C. Trip- STF
K. To Discuss 3-Mile Closure in Parts of Zone 2- STF
L. To Hear a Presentation on the LA Search for National Estuarine Research Reserve- Dr. Robert Twilley, LSU
M. To Hear an Update on Funding for Gulf Hypoxia- Doug Daigle
VII. Public Comment
VIII. Set Next Meeting
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