Amended-Louisiana Oyster Task Force to Meet in New Orleans

Release Date: 11/09/2011

November 11, 2011 – Next Tuesday, November 15 at 1 p.m. the Louisiana Oyster Task Force will meet at the UNO Advanced Technology Building located at 2021 Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans in suite 210.

The agenda for the task force meeting is as follows:

I.  Roll Call

II.  Approval of  August 23, 2011 MINUTES

III.  Treasury Report

      A. Oyster Tag Sales

      B. LOTF Budget

IV.  Committee Reports

      A.  Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee – (Buddy Pausina)

      B.  Enforcement   - (Steve McManus)

      C.  Legislative - (Jakov Jurisic)

      D.  Research – (John Supan)

      E.  Coastal Restoration – (Dan Coulon)

      F.  Marketing - (Dana Brocato)

      G.  Health – (Glenn Cambre)

V.   Old Business

       A.  BP Oil Spill Remediation

         1. Claims Process

         2. Public Reef Remediation

         3. Oyster Lease Remediation

       B.  Oyster Lease Moratorium Update -- WLF

       C.  Results of 2011 ISSC, Seattle  -- Al Sunseri

       D.  Public Oyster Reef Evaluation & Shell Plants and Explanation of Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permits – Patrick Banks

VI. New Business

      A.  D.C. Mardi Gras-Ewell Smith

      B.  Presentation on the state’s Master Plan by CPRA – Kirk Rhinehart  

      C.  Protecting oyster resources, i.e. natural reefs, in the Master Plan – John Tesvich

      D.  Time-temperature regulations on harvest vessels and enforcement – DHH & WLF

      E.   Vessel Monitoring System and Louisiana Seafood Certification Plan Update-WLF

      F.     Other

VII. Set Next Meeting

VIII. Adjourn

This meeting is open to the public.

For more information contact Ashley Roth at aroth@wlf.la.gov or (504)286-8735.