October Oyster Task Force Meeting


October 19, 2021
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October Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

St. Bernard Port Harbor and Terminal Building

100 Port Blvd.

Chalmette, LA 70043


Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of September 28, 2021 meeting minutes and October 19, 2021 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 (Captain Bryan Marie)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (Justin Gremillion)

I. Aquaculture (Brandi Shelley)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Hear a Status Update on the Hiring of Joe Piacun for OTF Legal Counsel- OTF

B.  To Discuss USDA Covid-19 Grants- OTF

C. To Discuss Oyster Tagging and Gifting Regulations- OTF

D. To Discuss Buying and Selling Oyster Seed- Brandy Shelley

E.  To Hear an Update on Oyster Stock- OTF/ LDWF

F.  To Hear an Update on a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between LDWF and Plaquemines Parish- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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