Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Acy Cooper, Chairman

Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 10:00 a.m.

LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters

2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA



I.        Pledge of Allegiance

II.       Call to Order

III.      Roll Call

IV.       Approval of August 30, 2023 Meeting Minutes

V.        Approval of March 6, 2024 Meeting Agenda

VI.       Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VII.      New Business

A.     To Discuss Legal Actions Regarding Department of Commerce Rule Requiring TEDs in Skimmer Trawls- STF

B.     To Discuss the Restore Louisiana Small Business Loan Program- South Central Planning and Development Commission

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

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

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

F.     To Hear an Update on the STF Washington, D.C. Trip- STF

G.    To Consider a Proposal and Funding for Shrimp Rapid Genetic Testing- STF

H.    Officer Elections- STF

VIII.      Public Comment

IX.        Set Next Meeting

X.         Adjourn

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