Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Acy Cooper, Chairman

Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 10:00 a.m.

LDWF Headquarters

2000 Quail Dr.

Baton Rouge, LA 70898


I.        Pledge of Allegiance

II.        Roll Call

III.        Approval of November 2, 2022 Meeting Minutes

IV.        Approval of the January 4, 2023 Meeting Agenda

V.        Financial Report

VI.        Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VII.        New Business

A.   Executive Session to discuss the matter of Louisiana State v. Dept. of Commerce et al. (TEDs in Skimmers)- Cole Garrett, General Counsel

B.    To Discuss and Consider Possible Amendments to Act 372- STF

C.   To Discuss the St. Bernard Ordinance on Banning Imported Shrimp- STF

D.   To Hear an Update on Federal Fisheries Disaster Funding- STF

E.    To Discuss LNG Project in Cameron Parish- STF

F.    To Discuss the 2023 LA Fisheries Forward Summit Panel- LA Sea Grant

G.   To Hear an Update on the Hiring of a STF Lobbyist- STF

H.   To Discuss Having a STF Representative Come Before the St. Mary Tourist Commission to Speak About Upcoming Program Promoting Local Shrimp- STF

I.      To Consider Funding STF Travel to Washington, D.C. to Walk the Hill and Participate in LA Alive Event- STF

J.     Officer Elections- STF

VIII.        Public Comment

IX.        Set Next Meeting

X.        Adjourn

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