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Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

John Tesvich, Chairman

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 1:00PM

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

I. Roll call and introduction of guests

II.    Approval of February 2, 2016 Meeting Minutes and February 16, 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)

i.   2016 Proposed Legislative Items

·      Gear Restrictions (Dredges)

·      Seed Grounds Vessel Permits

·      Expansion of the Oyster Seed Grounds Development Account

B.      Enforcement (Captain Chad Hebert)

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)

      i. 2016 Proposed Legislative Items

VI.   New Business

A.     Report on OTF- Proposed Leased Area within Public Oyster Seed Grounds 

B.     Gulf South Atlantic Shell Fish Conference Sponsorship          

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/7210068762375422978