LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting


May 6, 2021
shrimp boat at sea

LA Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, May 6, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters, located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, attendance will be restricted to 75% of the room capacity. All members of the public must wear a mask to enter the building and remain socially distanced in the Joe Herring room.

In an effort to allow more public access to the meeting, the Commission asks those persons attending for a single agenda item to leave after that item is heard. This will allow other members of the public to rotate into the room.


1.       Call to Order

2.       Pledge of Allegiance

3.       Roll Call

4.       Adoption of April 1, 2021, Commission Meeting Minutes

5.       Approval of May 6, 2021 Agenda

6.       Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.       Enforcement Report, April 2021 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

8.       Consider Adoption of Conditionally Approved Amendment and Final Approval of the Notice of Intent for Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Bird Rules and Regulations, Including General and Wildlife Management Area Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2021-2022 – Tommy Tuma, Biologist Director

9.       Review of Wildlife and Fisheries Hunting Preserves and Hunting Preserve Regulations – Larry Reynolds, Waterfowl Biologist

10.   Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency to Set the Opening Date for the 2021 Spring Inshore Shrimp Season – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

11.   Review and Consider a Letter to be sent from the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission in Opposition of the TED Rule – Peyton Cagle, Marine Fisheries Biologist

12.   Receive an Update on the 2021 Recreational Red Snapper Season – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

13.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Add Coastal Buffer Zones to Menhaden Harvest Regulations through 2023 – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.   Receive and Consider a Notice of Intent to Amend the Domesticated Aquatic Organisms Rule – Rob Bourgeois, Fisheries Biologist

15.   Receive a Report on the 2021 Regular Legislative Session and Consider Taking a Position on Certain Legislative Instruments – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

16.   Receive Public Comments

17.   Adjournment

A live audio/video stream of this meeting will be available via Zoom.  To attend via webinar register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


The public will have an opportunity to provide comments on the above agenda by attending in person (room is limited to 40 members of the public) or by sending an email to [email protected] by 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Your email must include the agenda item # in the subject of your email. The body of your message should include your name and address before your comment.

No comments will be accepted via webinar.

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