Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board to Meet

Release Date: 11/06/2013

The Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board will meet on Tuesday, November 12, 2013. The meeting will convene at 10:30 a.m. in Suite 210 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. Roll Call of Board Members
  2. Approval of Minutes from September 17, 2013 Meeting
  3. Hearing of Deferred New Permit Appeals
    1. Marty Melerine
  4. Hearing of New Renewal Permit Appeals
    1. Raymond Green
  5. Update on Recommendation Made at September 17, 2013 Meeting
  6. Receive Public Comments
  7. Set next meeting date
  8. Adjournment

For more information, please contact Ty Lindsey at 225-765-2387 or

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 those in Calcasieu Lake and Sabine Lake, must do so from a vessel holding a public oyster seed ground vessel permit issued by LDWF.

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.

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