Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board to Meet

Release Date: 11/14/2011

The Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board will meet on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. The meeting will convene at 10:00 a.m. in Suite 200 of the University of New Orleans Advanced Technology Center located at 2021 Lakeshore Drive in New Orleans.

Agenda items for the meeting of the Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board are as follows:

1. Approval of Minutes From January 25, 2011 Meeting

2. Hearing of New Appeals

            a. Walton E. Dardar, Jr.

3. Set next meeting date

4. Adjourn

This Board was established by Act 922 of the 2008 Regular Legislative Session for the purpose of hearing appeals of vessel permit denials by LDWF. Act 922 requires that anyone commercially harvesting oysters on the public oyster seed grounds and reservations, except Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake, must do so from a vessel holding a public oyster seed ground vessel permit issued by LDWF.  The act further requires that no new applications for such vessel permits shall be accepted by LDWF after December 31, 2009.

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For more information, please contact Laura Wooderson at or (225) 610-2363.