Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
Mitch Jurisich, Chairman
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1 p.m.
2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 25 members of the public will be allowed in the meeting room at one time. All members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.
However, in an effort to allow more public access to the meeting, the Board asks those persons attending for a single agenda item to leave after that item is heard. This will allow other members of the public to rotate into the room.
I. Pledge of Allegiance
II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests
III. Approval of July 7, 2020 and August 2, 2020 Minutes and September 16, 2020 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 Oyster Lease Acquisition & Compensation Program and CPRA’s Proposed Changes- OTF
B. To Discuss the Oyster Strategic Plan- OTF
C. To Discuss the Upcoming Oyster Lease Renewal Process and Potential Changes for the Year- LDWF
D. To Discuss and Consider Proposals to Hire a PR Firm to Represent the Task Force- OTF
E. To Hear an Update on the Approval of Funding and Hiring Legal Counsel to Represent the Oyster Task Force- OTF/LDW
VII. Public Comment
VIII. Set Next Meeting
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_9YCy-mOsSYOaVGtOXQ6blw
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