Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board

Release Date: 11/09/2012

Special Meeting Agenda

The following is the agenda for the Special Meeting of the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board Meeting, the public is invited to attend.  This meeting is being held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by La. R.S. 42:11, et seq.

November 13, 2012

2:00 p.m.

Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board

2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 310, New Orleans, La.

I. Call to order

II.  Approval for payment of New Orleans Hornets Invoice

III.  Testimony from House & Governmental Affairs Committee October 25, 2012

IV.  New Orleans Saints Contract

V.  Next Steps

VI.  Adjourn

Please Note:

As of August 24, 2012, Governor Bobby Jindal issued Executive Order No. BJ 12-09 terminating per diem expenditures for boards, commissions, authorities, task forces and committees.  Therefore, Board Members will not be reimbursed for expenses incurred for this meeting.

According to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, items cannot be added to a Special Meeting Agenda that were not included in the original call.  (RONR pp. 93, 263)


MEDIA ADVISORY: State and Saints to Announce Partnership Making Louisiana Seafood Official Seafood of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Release Date: 10/31/2012


Oct. 31, 2012 – Prior to the big Monday Night Football game on November 5, where the New Orleans Saints will take on the Philadelphia Eagles, the Saints will announce a partnership with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Seafood Promotion and Marketing Board (LSPMB).

WHEN:  Monday, November 5, 4:30 p.m.

WHAT:  Announcement of state partnership

WHERE:  Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Bienville Room A

WHO:  Saints Representative, LDWF Assistant Secretary Randy Pausina, LSPMB Executive Director Ewell Smith, LSPMB Chairman Harlon Pierce, Chef Tenney Flynn of GW Fins, Seafood Industry Representatives

The state will also showcase and discuss the new Louisiana Seafood Certification Program, making Louisiana the ONLY Gulf State that can guarantee the origin of its seafood is the Gulf of Mexico.

The Saints and the state will also announce the partnership they have formed with the Saints to make the superdome the first football arena in the nation to carry only domestic Louisiana seafood.

In order to attend this press conference you MUST RSVP to this email, so that your name can be included on the appropriate lists.

RSVP to Laura Wooderson at or Ashley Roth at

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana’s abundant natural resources.  For more information, visit us at, and on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

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