2015 Council Training

NOAA Fisheries hosts an annual training course for newly appointed council members. Training topics might include:



Roles and responsibilities of councils.


MSA and other applicable laws.


Science behind fisheries management.

Schedule

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 

8:30 - 8:35

Introductions

     > Goals and purposes of council training
     > Review of training manual, logistics

Brian Fredieu
Tracey Thompson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

8:35 - 8:40 Welcome Remarks

Alan Risenhoover

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

8:40 - 9:10

Introduction to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)
Establishment of the Councils (including Tribal Fishing Rights)

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E) and (D)

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

 

9:10 - 9:40

Council Process and Organization

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(B) and (G)

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

9:40 - 10:20

Overview of the NOAA Fisheries/Council Operational Guidelines

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

10:20 - 10:35

Break

 
10:35 - 11:05

Development of FMPs and Regional Operating Agreements

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E) and (G)

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

11:05 - 11:20 NOAA Fisheries Priorities and Role of Councils

Samuel Rauch

Deputy Assistant Administrator, NOAA Fisheries

11:20 - 12:05

Legal and Regulatory Requirements & Building an Administrative Record

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)

Katie Renshaw

General Counsel, Fisheries

12:05 - 12:25

Rules of Conduct, Lobbying Restrictions, and Other Legal Requirements of all Council Members

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)

Will Jacobi

DOC Office of the Asst. General Counsel for Administration

12:25 - 1:25 

Lunch

 
1:25 - 1:45

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Provisions

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)

Lauren Smoker

NOAA Office of General Counsel

1:45 - 2:10 Group Activity - Financial Disclosure Requirements

Lauren Smoker

NOAA Office of General Counsel

2:10 - 3:10

Parliamentary Procedures

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G)

Collette Collier Trohan

A Great Meeting, Inc.

3:10 - 3:20

Break

 
3:20 - 4:00

Magnuson-Stevens Act and 10 National Standards

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

4:00 - 4:35

Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) and Deep-Sea Coral Authorities

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)

Kara Meckley

Office of Habitat Conservation

4:35 - 5:10

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)

Steve Leathery

NOAA Fisheries National NEPA Coordinator

5:10 - 5:20

Summary

     > Questions
     > Recap
     > Announcements

Moderators

5:20

Adjourn

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 

8:30 - 8:40

Expectations for Day 2 & Refresh

Moderators

8:40 - 9:30

Protected Resources

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(F)

Marta Nammack

Kristy Long

Office of Protected Resources

9:30 - 10:00

Protected Resources Group Activity

Marta Nammack

Kristy Long

Office of Protected Resources

10:00 - 10:15

Break

 
10:15 - 11:15

Stock Assessments in Support of U.S. Fisheries

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A)

Patrick D. Lynch

Stock Assessment Coordinator

11:15 - 12:00

Stock Assessment Exercise

Patrick D. Lynch

Stock Assessment Coordinator

12:00 - 1:30 

Lunch

 
1:30 - 2:30

Annual Catch Limits (ACL) & Accountability Measures

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A) and (B)

Regina Spallone

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

2:30 - 3:15

ACL Group Activity

Regina Spallone

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

3:15 - 3:30

Break

 
3:30 - 4:15

Economic Analysis & Allocation Guidelines

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)

Tara Scott

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

4:15 - 4:45

Guidance for the Use of Social Science in Fishery Management

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(C)

Trish Clay

Northeast Fisheries Science Center

4:45 - 5:15 Socioeconomic Group Activity

Tara Scott

Trish Clay

5:15 - 5:25

Summary

     > Questions
     > Recap
     > Announcements

Moderators

5:25

Adjourn

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 

8:30 - 8:45

Expectations for Day 3 & Refresh

Moderators

8:45 - 9:15

Recreational Fisheries Data Improvement & Policy Discussion

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(I)

Russ Dunn

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

9:15 - 10:00

Climate Change - Impacts on Fisheries Management

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)

Roger Griffis

Office of Science & Technology

10:00 - 10:15

Break

 
10:15 - 11:00

Observer Program and Electronic Monitoring - Tools for Information Needs

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(A)

Jane DiCosimo

Office of Science & Technology

11:00 - 11:30

International Fisheries Issues Impacting Councils

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)

John Henderschedt

Office of International Affairs

11:30 - 1:00 

Lunch

 
1:00 - 1:30

Marine Aquaculture Science and Issues Affecting Councils

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(H)

Michael Rubino

Office of Aquaculture

1:30 - 2:15

Fisheries Enforcement NOAA/USCG

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(E)

Jim Landon

NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement

CDR Jay Caputo

Fisheries Enforcement, U.S. Coast Guard

2:15 - 2:30

Break

 
2:30 - 3:00

Putting It All Together

MSA Sec. 302 (k)(1)(G)

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

3:00 - 3:15

Summary

     > Wrap Up
     > Questions

Moderators

3:15

Adjourn

 

 

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 03/01/2018

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