Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting
Acy Cooper, Chairman
Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 10:00 a.m.
LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters
2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA



10:00 AM – Executive Session

I.                Pledge of Allegiance

II.               Call to Order

III.              Roll Call

IV.             Executive Session – To Consider Legal Options and Actions Regarding Department of Commerce Rule Requiring TEDs in Skimmer Trawls -Closed to the Public

 Regular Meeting

I.                Call to Order

II.               Roll Call

III.              Approval of August 30, 2023 Meeting Minutes

IV.              Approval of January 17, 2024 Meeting Agenda

V.               Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VI.              New Business

A.     To Hear an Update on the 2019 Fisheries Disaster Funding- LDWF

B.     To Discuss the Early Adoption of a New Monitoring System to Modernize Shrimp Effort Data Collection- LGL

C.    To Discuss Inshore Shrimping Effort to Inform Sea Turtle Restoration Efforts in the Gulf of Mexico- NOAA

D.    To Discuss Shrimp White Paper Topics for Washington, D.C. Trip- STF

E.     To Discuss Funding Opportunities for a Shrimp Rapid Genetic Testing Proposal- STF

F.     Officer Elections- STF

VII.           Public Comment

VIII.         Set Next Meeting

IX.             Adjourn

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