Oyster Task Force & Aquaculture Committee Meeting


July 20, 2021
oyster boat in Gulf

Oyster Task Force & Aquaculture Committee Meeting

09:00 am - 04:00 pm @

The Oyster Task Force Aquaculture Committee Meeting is Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard, Suite 234, New Orleans, LA 70126


I.        Call to Order

II.        Pledge of Allegiance

III.        Introductions

IV.        To Hear an Update and Discuss the Louisiana Sea Grant AOC Program- Sea Grant

V.        Public Comment

VI.        Set Next Meeting

VII.        Adjourn


The Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting is Tuesday, July 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m., at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, 6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard, Suite 234, New Orleans, LA 70126


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of May 11, 2021 meeting minutes and July 20, 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 (Major Edward Skena)

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 an Update on Mardi Gras Pass- OTF

B.  To Discuss the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement Between LDWF and Plaquemines Parish Regarding the Closure of Mardi Gras Pass- OTF

C. To Discuss Submitting Public Comment on the Fisheries Disaster Spending Plan- OTF

D. To Hear a Legislative Update on Oyster Related Bills- OTF

E.  To Hear a Presentation on Offshore Wind Development in the Gulf- Bureau of Ocean Energy and Management

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://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hNFcgAUhSQufnLHs2Mliww

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