The following is a press release from the LDWF:
The Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. in the Louisiana Room on the first floor of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries offices located at 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Agenda items for the meeting of the Public Oyster Seed Ground Vessel Permit Appeals Board are as follows:
1. Approval of Minutes From March 1, 2010 Meeting
2. Hearing of Previously-Deferred Appeals
3. Set next meeting date
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 and no new applications for such vessel permits shall be accepted after December 31, 2009.