The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will meet Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:00 a.m., at LDWF Headquarters, 2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70898.
Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 40 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
III. Approval of February 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes
IV. Approval of March 31, 2021 Meeting Agenda
V. Financial Report
VI. Federal Shrimp Permit Report
VII. New Business
A. To Discuss the 2019 Fisheries Disaster Spending Plan- LDWF
B. To Hear an Update on the CARES Act Funding- LDWF
C. To Discuss the Licensing Restructure Proposal- LDWF
D. To Hear a Presentation on Imports of Shrimp Products- LDWF
E. To Discuss and Provide LDWF with the Spring Side-By-Side Sampling Participant Information- STF
F. To Discuss the New TEDs Rule Which Would Require Skimmer Vessels 40ft and Above to Install Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)- STF
G. To Discuss G.U.L.F. Shrimp Fishery Improvement Projects- STF
H. To Hear an Update on the Coastal Restoration Program- CPRA
I. To Consider Funding a STF Mail-Out Regarding TEDs- STF
J. Officer Elections- STF
VIII. Public Comment
IX. 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_SYIAd3_OTOG51azog6NXoQ
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#
To sign up for LDWF commercial fishing alerts sent as text messages or as emails, visit http:// www.wlf.louisiana.gov/signup. For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or [email protected].
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to [email protected] at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.