L.D.W.F. ANNOUNCES OYSTER LEASE HURRICANE RECOVERY PROGRAM

Release Date: 05/17/2007

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Office of Fisheries announced today that the Private Oyster Lease Rehabilitation Program (POLR) is set to begin May 25.  In order to participate in the program a signed Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the State of Louisiana is required.


Oyster leaseholding entities in Louisiana who pre-applied to participate in the POLR program will be receiving a packet of information in the mail.  It will include a draft copy of the POLR Cooperative Endeavor Agreement along with other information about program requirements.


Leaseholders are asked to review the document, and in particular, the additional information required to complete and properly execute an agreement, and to use it as a guide to provide the other required information they will need in order to complete and properly execute an agreement.


Leaseholders are urged to attend one of four signup meetings that will be held in the coming weeks. Meetings are scheduled for May 25 in Belle Chasse, May 31 in Houma, June 8 in Baton Rouge and June 11 in Chalmette.  Details of the meeting locations and agendas are provided in the mail packet.


For additional information, contact Patrick Banks at 225-765-2370 or pbanks@ldwf.louisiana.gov.
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