Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

Andrew Blanchard, Chairman

Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 1:00 p.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 March 6, 2024 Meeting Minutes

V.               Approval of May 1, 2024 Meeting Agenda

VI.             Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VII.           Financial Report

VIII.         New Business

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

B.     To Hear and Consider Shrimp Data Trends and the 2024 Inshore Spring Shrimp Season Recommendation- LDWF

C.    To Hear a Shrimp Legislative Update- STF/ LDWF

D.    To Hear a Presentation on a NOAA Restoration Project for Narrow Spacing TEDs- LA Sea Grant

E.     To Hear an Update on the Better Bycatch Reduction Project- LA Sea Grant

F.     To Consider Funding for the Continued Work on a Documentary Depicting the Industry During the BP Oil Spill and the Aftermath- Edward Robinson, RHB

G.    To Schedule a Date for Shrimp Task Force Meeting Training- STF

IX.             Public Comment

X.               Set Next Meeting

XI.             Adjourn

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