May Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting


May 4, 2017
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May Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Meeting

01:30 pm - 04:00 pm @

The next regular Commission Meeting will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA.

The following items will be discussed:

1.     Call to Order

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

3.     Roll Call

4.     Adoption of April 06, 2017 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.     Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege

6.     Enforcement Reports April, 2017 – Captain Edward Skena

7.     Presentation of Enforcement Awards to Agents and Civilians – Captain Edward Skena

8.     Receive and Consider Legislative Update – Cole Garrett, Attorney / Legislative Liaison

9.     Consider a Resolution to Add Property to Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area – Alvin Landry, Land Attorney

10.  Consider a Resolution to Reaffirm the Bussey Brake Wildlife Management Area – Alvin Landry, Land Attorney

11.  Receive Update on Roseau Cane Mealy Bug infestation in lower Plaquemines Parish – Todd Baker, Biologist Director, Coastal and Non-game Resources Division

12.  Consider a Notice of Intent to Amend the Experimental Fisheries Program – Jason Froeba, Biologist Administrator, Office of Fisheries

13.  Consider a Declaration of Emergency on Setting the Opening Dates of the 2017 Spring Inshore Shrimp Season – Jeff Marx, Biologist and Shrimp Program Manager

14.  Receive Louisiana Recreational Use Restoration Update – Craig Gothreaux, Biologist, Artificial Reef Program

15.  Receive Presentation on the lifting of the moratorium on new Special Artificial Reef (SAR) proposals by the Louisiana Artificial Reef Council (LARC) – Mike McDonough, Biologist, Artificial Reef Program

16.  Receive Update on Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council’s April Meeting – Myron Fischer, Biologist, Office of Fisheries

17.  Receive a Report on the Gulf Council LA-Only Recreational Red Snapper Amendment – Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary, Office of Fisheries

18.  Receive an Update on the Federally-Permitted Charter Boat Electronic Log Book (ELB) Pilot Program – Myron Fischer, Biologist, Office of Fisheries

19.  Set September, 2017 Commission Meeting Date

20.  Receive Public Comments

21.  Adjournment

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