Fishing

Oyster Task Force to Meet

Release Date: 12/08/2016

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

John Tesvich, Chairman

Monday, December 12, 2016, 1 p.m.

2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210

New Orleans, LA 70122

 

I.Roll call and introduction of guests

II.Approval of November 7, 2016 Meeting Minutes and December 12, 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.To Hear a Presentation on the Louisiana Oyster Fishery Management Plan- LDWF Staff

Vi.           Public Comment

VII.         Set Next Meeting

VIII.         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/3041195665487548929

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb, or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

To sign up for LDWF commercial fishing alerts sent as text messages or as emails visit http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/signup.

Oyster Task Force Coastal Restoration Subcommittee to Meet

Release Date: 12/08/2016

Coastal Restoration Subcommittee

Monday, December 12, 2016, 10:00 A.M.

UNO Advanced Technology Center

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210

New Orleans 70122

 

AGENDA

 

I.               Call to Order

II.             To hear Presentation on CPRA Sediment Diversion Permitting Process and Coordination with Fisheries Representatives- Brad Barth

III.           Public Comment

IV.           Set next meeting

V.             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/7765432092178927361

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb, or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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 rlebreton@wlf.la.gov

Oyster Task Force Public-Private Oyster Grounds/ Legislative Committee to Meet

Release Date: 12/02/2016

Public-Private Oyster Grounds/ Legislative Committee

Monday, December 5, 2016, 9:00 A.M.

UNO Advanced Technology Center

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210

New Orleans 70122

AGENDA

 

I.              Call to Order

II.             Discussion of Moratorium Lifting Draft NOI and Lease Structuring

III.            Discussion of Oyster Lease Markers

IV.            Discussion of New Recommendations for Leasing of Portions of the Public Seed Grounds

V.             Discussion of Standard Measurements

VI.           Discussion of Oyster Severance Tax

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/1753430054760469249

Shrimp Task Force Marketing Subcommittee to Meet December 7th

Release Date: 12/02/2016

Shrimp Task Force

Marketing Subcommittee Meeting

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00am

Terrebonne Council Meeting Room

8026 Main St. Houma, LA 70360

 

AGENDA

 

I.               Call to Order

II.             Discussion of Country of Origin Shrimp Branding

III.           Discussion of LA Seafood Promotion & Marketing Board Funding

IV.           Public Comment

V.             Set next meeting

VI.           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/2415227202986162179

Shrimp Task Force to Meet December 7th

Release Date: 12/02/2016

The following is the agenda for the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting. The public is invited to attend.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Terrebonne Council Meeting Room

8026 Main Street, Houma, LA 70360

 

AGENDA

I.               Roll call and introduction of guests

II.             Approval of November 2, 2016 meeting minutes and December 7, 2016 agenda

III.           Treasury Report

A.     Budget report- LDWF

IV.            New Business

A.     To Hear a Presentation on Lifting the Special Artificial Reef Sites Moratorium- Mike McDonough

B.     Marketing Subcommittee Update- Acy Cooper

C.     Discussion of Adaptive Shrimp Management- Lance Nacio

V.              Public Comment

VI.            Set Quarterly Meetings

VII.          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/3221141738355447555

LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses Available in Chalmette

Release Date: 11/30/2016

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new commercial fishing licenses and renewals in Chalmette, La. from December 13 through 15 at the St. Bernard Parish Government Building located at 8201 West Judge Perez Drive. Licenses will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Commercial fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, money orders and cash. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing license are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.
 
First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person. Renewals can be completed online atwww.wlf.la.gov.
 
When applying in person, you must provide the following:

  • Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license (held continuously for 12 months), voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax. 
  • Non-resident applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as a driver’s license, voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
  • Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature or an occupational license will be required.

For commercial license inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.

LDWF Extends Drawdown for Clear-Smithport Lake

Release Date: 11/29/2016

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) plans to extend the scheduled drawdown on Clear-Smithport Lake in Desoto Parish to allow the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) to further assess damage to the dam and spillway resulting from the March 2016 floods. 
 
The water control structure was originally scheduled to close on December 1, 2016, to allow the lake to refill for winter and early-spring recreational activities. Due to damage caused by excessive erosion during the March 2016 floods, the Clear-Smithport Dam is currently being assessed by DOTD to determine the extent of damage. The structure closure date has yet to be determined and will be announced following the DOTD assessment. 

During the extended drawdown, an estimated 600 to 700 acres of water will remain in open areas of the lake. Boater access will be limited at the Hwy. 509 Bridge Ramp and contingent upon rainfall. Caution is also advised if boating on the lake as numerous obstructions are present.
 
The current LDWF Clear-Smithport Aquatic Vegetative Management Plan can be viewed at: http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov/fishing/waterbody-management-plans-inland
 
For additional information regarding the drawdown, contact Villis Dowden, LDWF Biologist Manager, at vdowden@wlf.la.gov or (318) 357-3214. 

 

December 2016 Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission Meeting Agenda

Release Date: 11/28/2016

The next regular Commission meeting will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, December 1, 2016, at Louisiana Tech University – Davison Athletic Center, 1454 West Alabama, 3rd Floor, Ruston, LA 71270

The following items will be discussed:

1.     Call to Order         

2.     Pledge of Allegiance

3.     Roll Call

4.     Adoption of November 03, 2016 Commission Meeting Minutes

5.     Commission Special Announcements / Personal Privilege         

6.     Enforcement Reports November, 2016 – Captain Edward Skena

7.     Receive and Consider a Declaration of Emergency for the Partial Closure of State Outside Waters to Shrimping – Jeffrey Marx, Biologist

8.     Receive an Update on the 2016-2017 Oyster Season in Calcasieu Lake – Patrick Banks, Assistant Secretary of Fisheries

9.     Set March, 2017 Commission Meeting Date

10.  Receive Public Comments

11.  Adjournment 

A live audio/video stream of this meeting will be available via Gotowebinar.com.  To attend this meeting via webinar visit: 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3187799048217693955

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

 

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.la.gov. To receive recreational or commercial fishing email and text alerts, signup at http://www.wlf.la.gov/signup.

LDWF Commercial Fishing Licenses Available in Lake Charles

Release Date: 11/22/2016

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will offer new commercial fishing licenses and renewals in Lake Charles, La. from December 6 through 8 at the Lake Charles office located at 1213 North Lakeshore Drive. Licenses will be available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
 
Commercial fishermen are reminded that acceptable forms of payment will include personal checks, money orders and cash. To avoid processing delays, those purchasing license are asked to bring their license renewal notices with them.
 
First-time applicants can apply by mail or in-person. Renewals can be completed online at www.wlf.la.gov.
 
When applying in person, you must provide the following:
•   Resident applicants must provide proof of residency such as a Louisiana driver’s license (held continuously for 12 months), voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax. 
•   Non-resident applicants must provide proof of residency from their domiciliary state, such as a driver’s license, voter’s registration, vehicle registration and state income tax.
•   Applicants applying for a license in a business name must provide documentation showing proof of valid federal tax ID# assigned to business name and proof of authorized signature or an occupational license will be required.
 
For commercial license inquiries, contact (225) 765-2898.

 

Aerial Herbicide Treatment Scheduled for Lake Bistineau on Monday, November 21

Release Date: 11/18/2016

Helicopters are expected to hover over Lake Bistineau next week for an aerial herbicide application to treat giant salvinia.  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has scheduled the aerial application for Monday, November 21 to address the large, open areas containing the invasive plant.

The aerial application will be used to treat selected areas where giant salvinia growth is particularly heavy, encompassing roughly 500 acres in total. Designated spray areas include the Catfish Pond, between Fairview Point and the mouth of Little Red Chute Bayou.

With cooler temperatures forecasted, results may be delayed, but the effectiveness of the herbicide will not be impacted. Results are expected to be visible within three days, but it could take up to three weeks for the plants to sink completely.

These aquatic herbicides are approved for use by the EPA.

Recreational activities will not be restricted on the lake.  LDWF personnel will be on hand to ensure that no boaters are in the areas to be sprayed. 

 

Syndicate content