Oyster Task Force Meeting


August 26, 2015
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Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

The Oyster Task Force will meet on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 1 p.m. at  UNO Advanced Technology Center, 2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210, New Orleans.


I.  Roll call and introduction of guests

II.  Approval of May 5, 2015 meeting minutes and August 26 agenda

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

IV.  Committee Reports
A.  Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee
B.  Enforcement (Lt. Colonel Sammy Martin)
C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)
a. 2015 legislative report- Cole Garrett

D. Research (Patrick Banks)
E. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F.  Marketing (Ashley Roth)
a. Louisiana Oystermen video proposal

G. Health (Lance Broussard)
a. Report on compliance with time-temperature matrix requirements
b. Update on ISSC education requirements

H.  Sustainability (LDWF)
I.  Professionalism (LDWF)

V.  Old Business
A.  Update on weights and measure rule change and report on warnings or citations given for mislabeled measurement of shell-stock oysters and mislabeled measurement of shucked oysters- LDAF/LDWF

VI.  New Business
A.    Save Louisiana Coalition presentation- Captain George Ricks
B.   Appointment of the LOTF Oyster Lease Moratorium lifting committee Chairman, list of members and setting of first meeting.- Al Sunseri
C.   NSSP harvester training requirements- LDWF/DHH
D.   Active potential of commercial clam harvest-Rusty Gaude
E.   ISSC conference-October 24-29, Salt Lake City- Al Sunseri
F.   Annual oyster stock assessment and preliminary oyster season recommendations-LDWF

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/1442913667005413122
For press inquiries please contact Ashley Roth, 504-286-4162 or [email protected].

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