The Louisiana Crab Task Force will meet Thursday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries headquarters building located at 2000 Quail Drive in Baton Rouge. The agenda for Thursday’s meeting in the Louisiana Room is as follows:

  • Call to order Roll call
  • Approval of minutes/agenda
  • Receive public comments
  • Senior Commercial Fisherman’s License
  • Whitespot disease (general information and discussion)
  • Reports of blue crab mortalities and laboratory findings
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for crab fishermen
  • Impacts of freshwater flooding on the blue crab resource
  • Exports of live blue crabs (opportunities and regulations)
  • Status of Derelict Crab Trap Removal and Crab Promotion and Marketing Accounts
  • Blue crab processing and solid waste disposal
  • Update on MSC Certification of the blue crab fishery
  • Indirect effects of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on the blue crab industry
  • Task force vacancies and recruitment efforts
  • Travel reimbursement for task force members
  • H-2B visas and labor issues
  • Status of HB 584
  • Crab education day planning
  • Other Business
  • Next Meeting / Agenda
  • Adjournment

For more meeting information, contact Carl Britt at (985)882-0027 or cbritt@wlf.la.gov. For press inquiries contact Laura Wooderson at (225)610-2363 or lwooderson@wlf.la.gov.

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