The mission of the Coastal Advisory Commission on Coastal Protection, Restoration, and Conservation includes but is not limited to assisting the State of Louisiana in the development and implementation of a holistic plan to achieve a sustainable coastal ecosystem, encompassing the entirety of Louisiana’s fragile coast from the Pearl River to the Sabine River, all predicated upon uncompromising engineering, scientific and ecological principles.
It does this by advising the Governor and the Executive Assistant on integrated coastal activities relative to the overall status and direction of the state’s coastal protection program. It reviews programs, conditions, trends, and scientific and engineering findings which affect integrated coastal protection, in order to make recommendations for improvements to the state’s integrated coastal protection, efforts.
The Commission develops advice with respect to the identification and resolution of conflicts among agencies and stakeholders related to integrated coastal protection efforts and to assist in the identification of any other activity which might conflict with the integrated coastal protection, efforts. The Executive Assistant’s staff, the Office of the Governor – Coastal Activities, provides staffing services for the Commission.
This committee is tasked with ensuring that the oyster industry is fairly represented and oyster resources are appropriately restored from the devastation that occurred as a result of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. One of the goals of the committee is to devise and develop recommendations that will allow for Louisiana’s coast to be restored and protected while defending the interests of the Louisiana oyster industry.
Representation on the committee includes representatives from the oyster industry, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, as well as representation from maritime, oil and gas, and landowners.
For more information, please contact the Office of the Governor – Coastal Activities (225) 342-3968.