Louisiana Shrimp Task Force to Meet Next Week in Houma

Release Date: 11/21/2012

November 21, 2012 – The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will meet next Tuesday, November 27, at 1:00 p.m.  in Houma in the Terrebonne Parish Council Meeting Room, located on the 2nd Floor Government Towers at 8026 Main Street Houma, LA

The agenda is as follows:

I.  Status of increase of skimmer size legislation

II  TED legislation update

III.  Update on experimental permits for boom trawls

IV.  Discussion of enhancing management opportunities

V.  Update from Seafood Board

VI.  Louisiana Seafood Academy Discussion – SeaGrant

VII.  Update on Louisiana Certified Seafood program

VIII.  Discussion of Fisheries Improvement Plan

IX.  Public comment

X.  Set next meeting date

The Louisiana Shrimp Task Force was created by Act 606 of the Louisiana Legislature to study and monitor the shrimp industry and to make recommendations to the state.

The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.

This meeting is open to the public.

For more information please contact Laura Wooderson at lwooderson@wlf.la.gov or (225)610-2363.