2017 Council Training

An annual training course for newly appointed council members.

Schedule

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 

8:30 - 8:45

Introductions

Goals and purposes of council training

Review of training manual, logistics

 

Brian Fredieu
Hannah Hafey

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

8:45 - 9:20

Introduction to the Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA)
Establishment of the councils

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

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Presentation (PDF, 21 pages)

Council Diagrams (PDF, 8 pages)

9:20 - 10:05

Council Process and Organization

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

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Presentation (PDF, 23 pages)

10:05 - 10:20

Break

 
10:20 - 11:30

Use of Fisheries Data in Management

     > MRIP
     > Observer data and electronic monitoring

Richard Cody, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Chilton
Brett Alger

Office of Science and Technology

MRIP Presentation (PDF, 11 pages)

Data Presentation (PDF, 24 pages)

11:30 - 12:30 

Lunch

 
12:30 - 1:30

Stock assessment and support of U.S. Fisheries

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

Patrick D. Lynch Ph.D.

Stock Assessment Coordinator

Presentation (PDF, 82 pages)

1:30 - 2:45 Stock Assessment Group Activity

Activity Handout (PDF, 5 pages)

2:45 - 3:00

Break

 
3:00 - 4:00

Annual Catch Limits (ACL) and Accountability Measures

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

Regina Spallone

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Presentation (PDF, 27 pages)

4:00 - 5:00 ACL Group Activity

Activity Handout (PDF, 2 pages)

5:00

Adjourn

 

 

Time

Subject

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 
8:30 - 8:40 Expectations for Day 2 and Refresh Moderator
8:40 - 9:20

Overview of NMFS Council Operational Guidelines

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

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Presentation (PDF, 17 pages)

9:20 - 9:30

Break

 
9:30 - 10:15

Development of FMPs and Regional Operating Agreements

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

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

Presentation (PDF, 28 pages)

10:15 - 10:25

Break

 
10:25 - 11:05

Magnuson-Stevens Act National Standards and NS1 Guidelines

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

Deb Lambert

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Presentation (PDF, 38 pages)

Resource Handout (PDF, 2 pages)

Guidance Handout (PDF, 55 pages)

11:05 - 12:05

Economic and Social Science Analysis in Fisheries Management

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

Chad Demarest

Northeast Fishery Science Center

 

12:05 - 1:30

Brownbag Lunch with NMFS Leadership

 
1:30 - 2:10

Recreational Fisheries Policy and Regional Implementation

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

Russ Dunn

Office of the Assistant Administrator

Presentation (PDF, 20 pages)

2:10 - 2:20

Break 

 
2:20 - 3:00

Protected Resources: ESA and MMPA

     > Endangered Species Act (ESA)

     > Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA)

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

Nancy Young
Kris Petersen

Office of Protected Resources

ESA Presentation (PDF, 17 pages)

MMPA Presentation (PDF, 16 pages)

MMPA Background Info (PDF, 4 pages)

3:00 - 3:15 Protected Resources Group Activity  

3:15 - 3:30

Break

 
3:30 - 4:30

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)

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

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Presentation (PDF, 22 pages)

4:30 - 5:00

Essential Fish Habitat (EFH)

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

Kara Meckley

Office of Habitat Conservation

Presentation (PDF, 30 pages)

5:00

Adjourn

 

 

Time

Subject 

Presenter

8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast

 
8:30 - 8:45 Expectations for Day 3 and Refresh Moderator
8:45 - 9:05

Rules of Conduct, Lobbying Restrictions, and other legal requirements of all council members

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

David Maggi

DOC Office of the General Counsel

Presentation (PDF, 16 pages)

Council Conduct Rules (PDF, 12 pages)

9:05 - 10:15

Conflict of Interest and Financial Disclosure Provisions and Group Activity

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

Lauren Smoker

NOAA Office of General Counsel

Presentation (PDF, 26 pages)

10:15 - 10:35

Break

 
10:35 - 11:20

Building an Administrative Record; FOIA

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

Stacey Nathanson

NOAA Office of General Counsel

Presentation (PDF, 27 pages)

11:20 - 12:05

Fisheries Enforcement

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

Logan Gregory

Office of Law Enforcement

12:05 - 1:05

Lunch

 

1:05 - 2:05

Parliamentary Procedures

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

Colette Collier Trohan

A Great Meeting, Inc.

2:05 - 2:20

Break

 
2:20 - 3:20 Wrap-up Activity

Marian Macpherson

Office of Sustainable Fisheries

Jessica Coakley

Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council

3:20 - 3:35

Break

 
3:35 - 4:05 Wrap-up Activity  
4:05 - 4:15 Summary, Wrap-up, and Questions Moderators

4:15

Adjourn

 

 

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 11/01/2018

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