Louisiana Shrimp Task Force set to meet on Wednesday, January 6

The following is a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries...

The next meeting of the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force will be held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. in the Louisiana Room at Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge.

The agenda for Wednesday's meeting is as follows:

I.      Call to order
II.     Roll Call
III.    Approval of 12-07-09 Minutes
IV.     Discussion regarding next steps in Federal Recommendations
V.      Remarks from Robin Riechers
VI.     Update on Shrimp Harvester Panel Meeting
VII.    Agency Updates
VIII.   Set Next Meeting Date
IX.     Public Comment

In August, Governor Bobby Jindal issued Executive Order BJ09-13 creating the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force.  LDWF was delegated to house and staff the task force.  The membership, consisting of state agencies, was charged to examine the Louisiana shrimp industry as a whole, identify problems prevalent in the industry and develop plans or propose policies which can improve the economic sustainability of the industry.

A live audio feed of the meeting will be available at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/streaming.
This meeting is open to the public.  Meeting agendas and minutes are posted as they become available.  

EDITORS: For more information on the Louisiana Shrimp Task Force visit www.wlf.la.gov or contact Laura Deslatte at ldeslatte@wlf.la.gov, or 225-610-2363.