La Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting April


April 3, 2019
shorebirds and pelican in shallow water at Grand Isle

La Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting April

09:30 am - 11:30 am @

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting, LDWF Building, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, April 3, 9:30am.

The following agenda items will be discussed:

1.      Call to Order

2.      Pledge of Allegiance

3.      Roll Call

4.      Adoption of March 7, 2019 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.      Approval of April 3, 2019 Agenda

6.      Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

a. Recognition of Service and Presentation of Plaque to Commissioner Bart Yakupzack

7.      Receive and Consider Resolution for Mitchell B. Jurisich, Sr. – Al Sunseri, Chairman

8.      Enforcement Report, March 2019 – Major Edward Skena, Enforcement Division

9.      Receive Presentation on Levels of Oyster Cultch Material Removed when Harvesting Seed Oysters from Louisiana’s Public Oyster Beds – Dr. Earl Melancon, Louisiana Sea Grant and Carolina Bourque, Fisheries Biologist

10.  Receive and Consider Final Promulgation on Notice of Intent to Un-Designate Certain Water Bottoms East of the Mississippi River as Public Oyster Seed Grounds – Carolina Bourque, Fisheries Biologist

11.  Receive Report on 2019 Spring Inshore Shrimp Season – Peyton Cagle, Fisheries Biologist

12.  Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency Setting the 2019 Private Recreational Red Snapper Season – Jason Adriance, Fisheries Biologist

13.  Receive and Consider Declaration of Emergency to Close Turkey Season on Dewey Wills, Grassy Lake and Richard K. Yancey WMAs Due to Flooding – Tommy Tuma, Habitat Stewardship Branch Director

14.  Receive Public Comments for the Notice of Intent/Potpourri for Rule Changes in Wild Quadrupeds and Wild Bird Rules and Regulations, including Cervid Carcass Importation Ban Rules and Regulations, General and Wildlife Management Area Hunting Rules and Regulations, General and WMA Turkey Hunting Regulations, Along with Resident Game Hunting Season Date Adjustments for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, and Migratory Bird Season Adjustments for 2019-2020 – Tommy Tuma, Habitat Stewardship Branch Director

15.  Receive Presentation on Airboat Restrictions on WMAs – Steve Smith, Wildlife Biologist

16.  Receive an Update on the 2019 Regular Legislative Session and Consider Taking a Position on Certain Legislative Instruments – Cole Garrett, General Counsel

17.  Set August 20

18.  Receive Public Comments

19.  Adjournment

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