Louisiana Oysters Credit: Paula Ouder

Louisiana Oysters Credit: Paula Ouder

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

John Tesvich, Chairman

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

2021 Lakeshore Drive, suite 210

New Orleans, LA 70122




I.       Roll call and introduction of guests

II.    Approval of August 26, 2015 Meeting Minutes and November 10, 2015 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 (Lt. Colonel Sammy Martin)

    C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

    D.     Research (Patrick Banks)

    E.      Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

    F.      Marketing (LDWF)

    G.      Health (Lance Broussard)

    H.     Sustainability (LDWF)

     I.        Professionalism (LDWF)

    J.      Aquaculture

    K.   Oyster Lease Moratorium Lifting Committee (John Tesvich)


V.     Old Business

   A.     Recap of 2015 Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference- John Tesvich

VI.   New Business

   A.     Washington D.C. ‘Walk on the Hill’ and events- Al Sunseri

   B.     Summer Dermo Study -Tom Soniat

   C.    Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) recommendations on Mississippi River Sediment Diversions  

   D.    Biological assessment of oyster grounds- Mitch Jurisich


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