May Oyster Task Force Meeting


May 14, 2019
oyster boats at dock

May Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 1 p.m., at the St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal, 100 Port Blvd., Chalmette, LA 70043.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll call and introduction of guests

III. Approval of April 16, 2019 Minutes and May 14, 2019 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. Research (Earl Melancon)

E. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F. Marketing (LDWF)

G. Health (Justin Gremillion)

H. Professionalism (LDWF)

I. Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A. To Hear an Update on the 2018-2019 Oyster Season- LDWF

B. To Hear Discussion and an Update on the Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting NOI- OTF

C. To Hear an Update on the LFF Activities and to Consider Funding the 2020 Louisiana Seafood Summit- LA Sea Grant

D. Request for Letters of Support for Research Proposals- Earl Melancon

E. To Consider Funding for an Oyster Industry Marketing Plan- OTF

F. To Hear a Presentation on the Standardized Method used in Determining the Percentage of Non-living Material in Bedding Loads- LDWF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn

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