Oyster Task Force Meeting


April 6, 2021
photo of three oyster boats in Gulf waters

Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 04:00 pm @

The Louisiana Oyster Task Force will meet Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 1 p.m. at the Jean Lafitte Civic Center, 4953 City Park St, Jean Lafitte, LA 70067.

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 March 9, 2021 meeting minutes and April 6, 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 Discuss the 2019 Fisheries Disaster Spending Plan- LDWF

B. To Discuss the Proposed Commercial Licensing Restructure- LDWF

C. To Discuss Designating a Temporary Natural Reef Ahead of Terrebonne Bayou Marsh Creation- LDWF

D. To Hear a Presentation on a Newly Funded NOAA Grant Dealing with the Mooring Systems of the AOC Floating Cage Installations- LA Sea Grant

E.  To Discuss Submitting Joint Task Force Comment Regarding the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion EIS and to Hear an Update from Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald- OTF

F. Request to Present in Late April/ Early May, AOC Project Information to Oyster Task Force Members- LA Sea Grant

G. To Introduce Upcoming Oyster Remote Setting Oyster Larvae Virtual Demonstration Event- LA Sea Grant

H. To Take Immediate Action on Hiring Joe Piacun as OTF Counsel- OTF

I. To Discuss Oyster Appeals Board Issues- 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://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_bJsie9jMRIiRk96nA2sCkQ               If you would like to call in via phone, you can log onto the webinar by dialing in at 215-861-0674, and using the password- 806520#

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