Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, May 11, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Boulevard, Suite 234

New Orleans, LA 70126


Due to the public health emergency guidelines established in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all members of the public will have to wear a mask to enter the building.


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of April 6, 2021 meeting minutes and May 11, 2021 Agenda

IV. Treasury Report

A. LOTF Financial Report & Oyster Tag Sales

V. Committee Reports

A. Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee (Mitch Jurisich)

B. Enforcement (Major Edward Skena)

C. Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)

D. Legal (Jakov Jurisic/ Brad Robin)

E. Research (Earl Melancon)

F. Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)

G. Marketing (LDWF)

H. Health (Justin Gremillion)

I. Aquaculture (Brandi Shelley)

J. Joint Task Force Working Group (Mitch Jurisich)

VI. New Business

A.  To Provide an Update on Designating Temporary Natural Reef Ahead of Terrebonne Bayou Marsh Creation- LDWF

B.  To Hear a Status Update on the Oyster Management and Rehabilitation Strategic Plan – OTF-LDWF

C. To Hear a Legislative Update on Oyster Related Bills- OTF

D. To Make a Request that LDWF Submit a Comment Regarding the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion EIS on Behalf of the Oyster Industry- OTF

E.  To Discuss Recent Resolutions Passed by Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parish in Opposition to the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Draft EIS- OTF

F.  Update on the Hiring of Joe Piacun as OTF Legal Counsel- OTF

G. To Consider Funding for the 2022 LA Fisheries Forward Summit- LA Sea Grant/ OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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