Oyster Task Force

Name Oyster Task Force
Contact Person Ashley Roth - Marketing Specialist, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Mailing Address 2021 Lakeshore Drive, Suite 210
New Orleans, LA 70122
Phone Number 504-286-4162
Fax Number --
Board Email aroth@wlf.la.gov
Website wlf.louisiana.gov
Legal Authority R.S. 56:421.B
Year Created 1988
Organizational Placement LDWF - Office of Fisheries
Purpose/Function The Louisiana Oyster Task Force was created by an act of the Louisiana Legislature in 1988 to represent the broad interests of the state’s oyster industry. Specific responsibilities of the Task Force include marketing, presenting industry views in various legal and regulatory affairs, and administering the Oyster Development Fund, as generated from oyster tag revenues. Task Force members are selected by the various associations and agencies to represent specific geographic and business inter
Number of Entity Members: Number Authorized: 18
Number Currently Serving: 18
Number of Entity Meetings: Actual number in prior year: 6
Estimated number in current year: 6
The Entity is:
Active   Inactive   Not fully organized   Disbanded   Never fully organized
Do members receive per diem, salaries, and/or travel expense reimbursements?
Yes   No
Excluding member per diem, salaries, and travel expense reimbursements, does the entity receive or expend funds?
Yes   No
Entity Member Per Diem:
  Amount Authorized: $0      per meeting   per meeting day   per day spent on board business   None

Total entity member per diem:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Salaries:
  Prior year actual: $0
  Current year budgeted: $0
Entity Member Travel Expense Reimbursement:
  Prior year actual: $10044
  Current year budgeted: $9500
Number and Type of Authorized Employee Positions:
Classified: 0
Unclassified: 0
Part-time: 0
Entity Fiscal Year End:
4/30         7/31         10/31         Other (identify date)
6/30         9/30         12/31         None
Participation in State Employee Benefit Programs:
    Employees:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs

    Members:
       participate in state retirement system(s) and/or state group insurance program(s)
       do not participate in state benefit programs
A state agency provides: (Check all that apply and identify the state agency)
Per Diem Payments          State Agency:
Travel Reimbursements    State Agency: LDWF
Other (explain)    State Agency:
Is this entity a budget unit or included within a budget unit of the State of Louisiana as defined by LSA-R.S. 39:2?
   Yes    No
  If yes, identify the budget unit and the budget schedule number below:
  Budget Unit Name:
  Budget Schedule Number:
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