Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet June 12


June 12, 2024
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Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet June 12

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 701264

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of March 19, 2024 Meeting Minutes and the June 12, 2024 Agenda

IV. Treasury Report

A. LOTF Financial Report & Oyster Tag Sales

V. Committee Reports

A. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

B. Enforcement (Lieutenant Colonel Edward Skena)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (LDH)

I. Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Hear an Oyster Season Update- LDWF

B.  To Discuss and Consider Funding for the 2024 Oyster Day in the Bay- LDWF/ OTF

C.  To Consider Sending a Letter to Governor Landry’s Office Requesting an Oyster Representative That is Actively Engaged in the Oyster Industry Be Appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration and Conservation- OTF

D.  To Hear the Final Report on the 2021-2023 AOC Grant Program- Sea Grant, Earl Melancon

E.  To Hear a Presentation and Consider Funding for a Marketing Opportunity with Fox 8- John Bennett

F.   To Consider Funding and Participation in the 2025 LA Alive Event- OTF

G.  To Consider Funding for a Documentary that Covers the BP Oil Spill and the Aftermath- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq. The public is invited to attend. To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mW5XYsEJQJqCM-7VDBXEow

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