Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Alan Gibson, Chairman

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

LDWF Headquarters

2000 Quail Dr., Baton Rouge, LA 70898



Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, only 40 members of the public will be allowed in the meeting room at one time. All members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.     However, in an effort to allow more public access to the meeting, the Board asks those persons attending for a single agenda item to leave after that item is heard. This will allow other members of the public to rotate into the room.

I.            Pledge of Allegiance

II.            Roll Call

III.            Approval of February 15, 2021 Meeting Minutes

IV.            Approval of March 31, 2021 Meeting Agenda

V.            Financial Report

VI.            Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VII.            New Business

A.     To Discuss the 2019 Fisheries Disaster Spending Plan- LDWF

B.      To Hear an Update on the CARES Act Funding- LDWF

C.      To Discuss the Licensing Restructure Proposal- LDWF

D.     To Hear a Presentation on Imports of Shrimp Products- LDWF

E.      To Discuss and Provide LDWF with the Spring Side-By-Side Sampling Participant Information- STF

F.      To Discuss the New TEDs Rule Which Would Require Skimmer Vessels 40ft and Above to Install Turtle Excluder Devices (TED)- STF

G.     To Discuss G.U.L.F. Shrimp Fishery Improvement Projects- STF

H.     To Hear an Update on the Coastal Restoration Program- CPRA

I.        To Consider Funding a STF Mail-Out Regarding TEDs- STF

J.        Officer Elections- STF

VIII.            Public Comment

IX.            Set Next Meeting

X.            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: https://wlf-la.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SYIAd3_OTOG51azog6NXoQ

If you would like to call in via phone, you can log onto the webinar by dialing in at 215-861-0674, and using the password- 806520#

To sign up for LDWF commercial fishing alerts sent as text messages or as emails, visit http:// www.wlf.louisiana.gov/signup. For press inquiries please contact Rene LeBreton, 504-286-8745 or rlebreton@wlf.la.gov.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is committed to accommodating all reasonable special requests regarding access to our meetings. Please direct all sign language interpreting services or other accommodation needs to rlebreton@wlf.la.gov at least 72 hours prior to the meeting date.