Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet October 5


October 5, 2023

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission to Meet October 5

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission will meet at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.


1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Approval of October 5, 2023 Agenda

5.      Adoption of September 7, 2023 Commission Meeting Minutes

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

7.      Recognize and Acknowledge Awards Received by Lt. Jason Russo for His Efforts with Boating Safety – Major Clay Marques, Enforcement Division

8.      Enforcement Report, September 2023 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

9.      Consider Extension or Modification of the WMA Burn Ban Declaration of Emergency – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

10.  Receive an Update on Civil Restitution including Collections and Values – Cole Garrett, General Counsel/Dr. Jack Isaacs, Economist

11.  Receive a Status Report on the Louisiana Black Bear – John Hanks, Wildlife Biologist

12.  Receive an Update on the Alligator Program – Jeb Linscombe, Program Manager

13.  Receive and Consider Modification to Commercial Menhaden Regulations – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

14.  Receive a Summary of Public Comments for the July 2023 Notice of Intent to Modify Red Drum Size and Bag Limits and Consider any Modifications to the Proposed Rule – Jason Adriance, Marine Fisheries Biologist

15.  Receive and Reaffirm a Resolution Supporting Continued Efforts to Reduce the Hypoxia Zone in the Gulf of Mexico – Doug Daigle, Louisiana Hypoxia Working Group

16.  Set July 2024 Commission Meeting Date

17.  Receive Public Comments

18.  Adjournment

A live audio/video broadcast of this meeting will be available via Zoom. To view via webinar, register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__IWiNhuBSe6GpQ0BVhd6Bg