September Oyster Task Force Meeting


September 27, 2016
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September Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 1 p.m.
2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210
New Orleans, LA 70122


I.Roll call and introduction of guests
II.Approval of August 23, 2016 Meeting Minutes and September 27, 2016 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 (Captain Chad Hebert)
C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)
D.     Research (Earl Melancon)
E.      Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F.      Marketing (LDWF)
G.      Health (Lance Broussard)
H.     Sustainability (LDWF)
I.        Professionalism (LDWF)
J.      Aquaculture (John Supan)

V.New Business

A.Update on the Findings of Surveying Area 1-N and Calcasieu Lake- LDWF
B.Discussion of the NOI to Amend Title 76 as it Pertains to Oyster Leasing- LDWF
C.Update on oyster sampling in Barataria Basin for System Wide Assessment & Monitoring Program (SWAMP) – CPRA
D. To Hear a Presentation on the Pearl River Project- Andrew Whitehorse
E.Discussion of the Hardships Facing Oystermen Engaged in Aquaculture- Byron Encalade

VI.Public Comment

VII.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

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