March Oyster Task Force Meeting


March 14, 2017
Images of freshly caught oysters

March Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1 p.m.
UNO Advanced Technology Center
2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210
New Orleans 70122


I.         Roll call and introduction of guests

II.         Approval of February 15, 2017, meeting minutes and March 17, 2017, agenda

III.         Treasury Report

A.      Oyster tag sales
B.      LOTF financial report
•  Annual financial disclosure filing reminder

IV.         Committee Reports

A.      Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee  (Mitch Jurisich)
B.      Enforcement (Captain Chad Hebert)
C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)
D.     Research (Earl Melancon)
E.     Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F.      Marketing (LDWF)
G.      Health (Lance Broussard)
H.      Sustainability (LDWF)
I.       Professionalism (LDWF)
J.       Aquaculture (John Supan)
K.      Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

V.       New Business

A.     Discussion of sponsorship & financial polices & procedures (Cara Tyler)
B.     Discussion of private sector development projects (Damon Morris)
C.     Discussion of the Audubon G.U.L.F. Program (Damon Morris)
D.     To discuss a resolution in support of federal Sea Grant funding (OTF)
E.     To discuss and consider funding for the Oyster Convention & Congressional
Staff Meeting
F.     To consider funding for the Gulf & South Atlantic States Shellfish Conference
G.     To discuss and consider funding for Spring D.C. Acadiana Event (OTF)

VI.       Public Comment

VII.        Set Next Meeting

VIII.       Adjourn

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