Oyster Task Force April Meeting


April 24, 2018
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Oyster Task Force April Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 1 p.m., 2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210, New Orleans, LA 70122.  Note the Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board will meet at 9 a.m. and the Public-Private Oyster Grounds Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m.


I.         Pledge of Allegiance 

II.        Roll call and introduction of guests 

III.       Approval of March 20, 2018 Minutes and April 24, 2018 Agenda

IV.       Treasury Report

A.      Oyster Tag Sales

B.      LOTF Financial Report

V.         Committee Reports

A.    Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee  (Mitch Jurisich)

B.      Enforcement (Major Chad Hebert)

C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D.     Research (Earl Melancon)

E.      Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

F.      Marketing (LDWF)

G.      Health (Justin Gremillion)

H.     Sustainability (LDWF)

I.       Professionalism (LDWF)

J.     Aquaculture (Steve Pollock)

K.    Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI.        New Business

A.     Discussion and Updates on the 2017-2018 Oyster Season- LDWF

B.    To Hear a Presentation on the 2018 LFF Summit Fisheries Diversion Panel- Sea Grant

C.    Planning for Management of State Oyster Leasing and Public Seed Grounds Affected by Coastal Projects- OTF

D.   To Consider Funding for Drone Purchase and Training for LDWF Oyster Enforcement- OTF

E.    To Hear Discussion on Proper Weights and Measures as it Pertains to Oyster Gallon Containers (Buckets)- OTF

F.    To Discuss a Proposal to Increase Oyster Violations for ‘Theft’ and ‘Fishing in Closed Areas’ – OTF

VII.        Public Comment

VIII.       Set Next Meeting

IX.         Adjourn

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2467337468216937986

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