Shrimp Task Force to Meet December 6 at 10 A.M.

Release Date: 01/12/2018

Shrimp Task Force Meeting

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

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:00 a.m.

Terrebonne Council Meeting Room

8026 Main Street, Houma, LA 70360



I. Roll call and Introduction of Guests

II. Approval of the December 6, 2017 meeting minutes and of the January 17, 2018 Agenda

III. Treasury Report

     A. Budget Report- LDWF

     B. Financial Disclosure Filing Reminder

IV. Federal Shrimp Permit Report- LDWF

V. New Business

     A. Approval of the Updated Inside/Outside Line- Peyton Cagle

     B. Discussion of Offshore Shrimp Sampling Program and Recommendations- Peyton Cagle

     C. Discussion of LDWF/ Commercial Fishermen Ride-Alongs- Peyton Cagle

     D. To Hear a Presentation on the Shrimp Fisheries Improvement Project- Laura Picariello

     E. To Hear an Update on the Louisiana Certified Seafood Program- Lucy Boutte

     F. Discussion of a new voluntary project to provide Bycatch Reduction Devices (BRD’s) to the Louisiana Skimmer fleet- Mark Schexnayder

     G. Discussion of STF Recommendations on TEDs Legislation and Enforcement- Acy Cooper

     H. Discussion of the Shrimp Task Force D.C. Trip White Paper- Acy Cooper

     I. Officer Elections

VI. Public Comment

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

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