Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting

Mitch Jurisich, Chairman

Tuesday, September 20, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd

New Orleans, LA 70126


I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call and Introduction of Guests

III. Approval of August 16, 2022 meeting minutes and September 20, 2022 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 (Captain Bryan Marie)

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 Hear an Overview of the 2022/23 Approved Oyster Season- LDWF

B.  To Hear an Overview of the 2022 Oyster Day on the Bay in Areas East of the Mississippi- LDWF

C. To Hear a Presentation on LA Seafood Markets, Buyers, and Untapped Markets- Dr. Steven Barnes, ULL

D. To Hear an Update on the LA Sea Grant AOC Grant Project- Earl Melancon, LA Sea Grant

E.  To View the Oyster Industry WWL/ Tegna Commercials- OTF

F.  To Discuss the Failed Bohemia Salinity Control Structure and Closure Plans Moving Forward- OTF

G. To Consider Renewal of the Marketing and PR Contract with Beuerman Miller Fitzgerald and the Associated Funding- OTF

VII. Public Comment

VIII. Set Next Meeting

IX. Adjourn


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