Oyster Task Force Meeting March 2018


March 20, 2018
fishermen culling oysters on boat deck

Oyster Task Force Meeting March 2018

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Oyster Task Force to Meet March 20

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

John Tesvich, Chairman

Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1 p.m.

2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

I.     Pledge of Allegiance

II.    Roll call and introduction of guests

III.   Approval of February 15, 2018 Minutes and March 20, 2018 Agenda

IV.   Treasury Report

      A.      Oyster Tag Sales

      B.      LOTF Financial Report

      C.   Tier 2.1 Financial Disclosure Reminder

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 (John Supan)

K.      Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI.   New Business

A.     Discussion and Updates on the 2017-18 Oyster Season- LDWF

B.     To Hear a Proposal to Change the Timing of the Dermo (Perkinsus Marinus) Sample Collections- LDWF

C.     Discussion on the Bonne Carre Spillway Opening and the Special Oyster Transplant- OTF

D.    To Hear Discussion and an Update on the Closure of Mardi Gras Pass- OTF

E.     To Hear Date Proposals for the OTF ‘Let the World Be Your Oyster’ Event- OTF

F.     Election of Officers-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/3432984654095962626

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