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Louisiana Shrimp Task Force

The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force is responsible for studying and monitoring the shrimp industry and making recommendations to LDWF, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, and other state agencies on improving production and the economic sustainability of the industry.

Upcoming Meetings

Task force meeting are open to the public.

Full Task Force

There are no full task force meetings scheduled at this time; please check back.


There are no committee meetings scheduled at this time; please check back.

For more information, contact Peyton Cagle at or 337.491.2575
or Allison West at or 504.286.8739.


Louisiana Shrimp Task Force members include representatives from the shrimp industry and related state agencies.

Current Members

Certified Commercial Fishermen  Active Dock Buyer Active Shrimp Processors Administration (Nonvoting)
George Barisich Craig Authement Kristen Baumer Vacant (Governor's designee)
Lance Nacio   Alan Gibson Peyton Cagle (LDWF marine biologist)
Acy Cooper, Jr.   Andrew Blanchard Major Edward Skena (LDWF enforcement agent)
Steven Sode (Alternate)   Vacant (Alternate) Dr. Jack Isaacs (LDWF economist)
Rodney Olander (Alternate)   Vacant (Alternate) Dr. Stephen Sessums (Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry designee)
Vacant (Alternate)   Vacant (Alternate) Justin Gremillion (Louisiana Department of Health designee)