LOUISIANA OYSTER TASK FORCE TO MEET

Release Date: 10/23/2007

The Louisiana Oyster Task Force has scheduled their next meeting for Nov. 6, 2007 at 1 p.m. at Drago's Restaurant located at 3232 N. Arnoult Rd. in Metairie.


The agenda is as follows:


I. Roll Call


II. Oyster Development Account Balance


III. Acceptance of Minutes


IV. Action Items and Board Member Request


(a) Update on Oyster Lease Applications which were frozen when Moratorium was instituted - (John Roussel)
(b) Status Report on the expansion of Lake Mechant Public Oyster Grounds - (Patrick Banks)
(c) Request to revise and update La. Oyster Industry Briefing Book - (Wilson Voisin)
(d) Setting OTF meeting dates and agenda items - (John Tesvich)
(e) Limited entry for public oyster harvesting - (John Tesvich)
(f) Implementing a program for harvest vessel transponders - (John Tesvich)
(g) Required procedure for new pipeline installations and who to contact if pipelines are installed illegally - (Patrick Banks and Karen Foote)
(h) Update on Louisiana Vv & Vp Management plans for 2008 - (David Guilbea)
(i) World Wildlife Fund Aquaculture Dialogue Update - (Al Sunseri)
(j) Update on Disaster Relief Federal Funds utilization - (POLR, Public Grounds and recent appropriation) (Patrick Banks and Karen Foote)
(k) Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit update - (Patrick Banks)


V. Committee Reports
Legislative (Ken Odinet, Sr.)
Research (John Supan)
Health (James Antoon)
Enforcement (Keith Lacaze)
Legal (Buddy Pausina)
Coastal Restoration (Buddy Pausina)
Oyster Damage Evaluation Board (Mike Voisin)
Marketing (Al Sunseri)
Strategic Planning (John Supan)


VI. Adjourn
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