Louisiana Shrimp Task Force Meeting

George Barisich, Chairman

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 a.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, 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 March 31, 2021, Meeting Minutes

IV.            Approval of May 5, 2021, Meeting Agenda

V.            Financial Report

VI.            Federal Shrimp Permit Report

VII.            New Business

A.     To Hear a Presentation on Setting the Opening Date for the 2021 Spring Inshore Shrimp Season- LDWF

B.      To Discuss Senate Bill 134, Which Provides Relative to Taking Shrimp in Lake Pontchartrain- STF

C.      To Discuss a NOAA Proposed Rule, Which Would Consider the Use of TEDs in Skimmer Trawl Vessels Less than 40ft in Length- STF

D.     To Discuss Federal Fisheries Disaster Funding- 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_dQrIkEJgSBq7t7z6VvkmWA

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.