Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet May 9


May 9, 2023
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Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet May 9

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70126


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of April 11, 2023 meeting minutes and May 9, 2023 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 (Major 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 Discuss White Tag and Green Tag Usage and Rules and Regulations- LDH/ OTF

B.  To Hear a Presentation on HB255, A Tax Credit for Restaurants Recycling Oyster Shells- CRCL

C. To Discuss the Packing of Oysters in Gallon Containers- OTF/ LDAF

D. To Request Feedback from the LDWF Secretary on the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion and the Closing of the Failed Bohemia Salinity Control Structure and Neptune Pass- OTF

E.  To Hear an Oyster Lease Damage Evaluation Board Update- OTF/ LDWF

F.  To Hear an Oyster Legislative Update- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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