AMENDED: Louisiana Shrimp Task Force to Meet August 2


August 2, 2023
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AMENDED: Louisiana Shrimp Task Force to Meet August 2

Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Acy Cooper, Chairman

Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

LDWF Headquarters

2000 Quail Drive

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


10:00 AM – Executive Session

I.              Call to Order

II.            Roll Call

III.           Executive Session – Discussion of U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling in Louisiana v. Department of Commerce, et al. (Closed to the Public)


10:30 AM – Regular Business

I.              Call to Order

II.            Approval of July 5, 2023 Meeting Minutes

III.           Approval of August 2, 2023 Meeting Agenda

IV.          New Business

A.    To Hear a Report of Executive Session- STF

B.    To Discuss and Consider Funding for a STF /WWLTV Marketing Campaign- WWLTV

C.   To Receive an Update on the Special Bait Dealer’s Permit Before the December Sunset- LDWF

D.   To Receive and Consider the Biological Recommendation to Set the Opening Date for the 2023 Fall Inshore Shrimp Season- LDWF

E.    To Discuss LDWF Enforcement of TEDs in Skimmers- LDWF/ STF

F.    To Hear the Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board’s Seafood Industry Commercial- SPMB

G.   To Consider Funding to Hire a New Lobbyist Firm to Represent the Task Force- STF

H.   To Hear an Update on the STF Meeting with the Governor’s Office- STF

I.      To Discuss Funding for LDH’s Shrimp Testing Program- LDH/ STF

V.        Public Comment

VI.        Set Next Meeting

VII.        Adjourn

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