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Shellfish Targeting Workshop Agenda

Gulf of Mexico Program Shellfish Challenge Project
February 24 - 25, 1997
Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, LA

Monday, February 24

9:30 Registration
10:00 Introductions
Welcome to the Targeting Workshop
Participant Introductions (name and affiliation only)

 

10:30 Workshop Goals
Presenter: Dan Farrow, NOAA

 

10:45 The Classification of Shellfish Growing Areas in Louisiana and Opportunities to Upgrade Current Designations
Presenter: Ken Hemphill, DHH

 

11:00 Overview of Candidate Restoration Projects
Barataria Basin Projects
Presenters: Peter Vujnovich, Jr., Oyster Industry, and Mark Schexnayder, DWF

 

Terrebonne Basin Projects
Presenters: Earl Melancon, NSU, and Kerry St. Pé, DEQ

 

11:30 Selection Criteria and Initial Prioritization Voting
Presenter: Dan Farrow, NOAA

 

12:15 Lunch
A Shellfish Restoration Success Story
Presenter: Sandy Macfarlane, Planner, City of Orleans, MA

 

Discussions Among Participants

 

1:30 Prioritizing Candidate Oyster Restoration Projects
Barataria Breakout Group Prioritization
Facilitator: Rod Emmer, Rodney E. Emmer & Associates, Inc.
Terrebonne Breakout Group Prioritization
Facilitator: Paul Coreil, LA Cooperative Extension Service

 

4:00 Break

 

4:15 Prioritizing Candidate Oyster Restoration Projects (Basin-wide)
Barataria & Terrebonne Breakout Groups
Facilitators: Rod Emmer and Paul Coreil

 

5:00 Social & Presentation of Prioritization Results
Facilitators: Rod Emmer and Paul Coreil
Presentations of Breakout Group Results and Cross-Group Discussion
Selection of Priority Basinwide Projects

 

 

Tuesday, February 25

 

8:30 Review Priority Restoration Projects
Facilitators: Rod Emmer and Paul Coreil

 

9:00 Panel: Obstacles and Solutions to Implementation
Moderator: Rod Emmer

 

10:00 Panel: Questions from Participants

 

10:15 Break

 

10:30 Obstacles and Solutions Discussion on Priority Restoration Projects
Facilitators: Rod Emmer and Paul Coreil

 

Panel/Audience Interaction: Feasibility Discussion on Implementation Projects for each Parish and the Top Basin-wide Project

 

12:00 Wrap Up and Next Steps

 

12:30 Adjourn

 

Gulf of Mexico Program Office
Mail Code: EPA/GMPO
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529-6000
228-688-3726
FAX: 228-688-2709


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