Oyster Task Force Meeting


January 5, 2016
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Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:00 p.m.
2021 Lakeshore Drive, suite 210
New Orleans, LA 70122


I.     Roll call and introduction of guests

II.    Approval of November 10, 2015 meeting minutes and January 5, 2015 agenda

III.   Treasury Report
A.      Oyster Tag Sales
B.      LOTF Financial Report

IV.  Committee Reports
A.      Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee  (Mitch Jurisich)
B.      Enforcement (Capt. Chad Hebert)
C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)
D.     Research (Patrick Banks)
E.      Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F.      Marketing (LDWF)
G.      Health (Lance Broussard)
H.     Sustainability (LDWF)
I.        Professionalism (LDWF)
J.    Aquaculture
K.  Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting Committee (John Tesvich)

V.   New Business
A.     Recommendation for continuing the Seed Ground Permit Program
B.      Proposal to reconsider oyster seed ground and private leasing boundaries (redline)
C.   Proposal to develop updated severance taxes on oysters
D.   Proposal to change requirements on oyster gear (dredges) allowed on public seed grounds
E.   Officer Elections

VI.     Public Comment

VII.  Set Next Meeting

VIII.        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

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