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2022 National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit

The fourth National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Summit will be held on March 29-30, 2022 in Arlington, Virginia.

Schedule

This is a draft agenda that is subject to change.

Tuesday, March 29

7:00 - Registration and breakfast

8:00 - Opening remarks and Keynote Speakers

9:15 - Break

Climate Resilient Fisheries

9:30 - Plenary: presentations and discussion on the state of climate science, on-the-water observations from anglers, and the status of climate scenario planning

11:00 - Break-out groups: small groups will discuss their vision for climate resilient recreational fisheries, and identify steps needed to achieve that vision

12:00 - Lunch

Balancing Ocean Uses

1:00 - Plenary: presentations and discussion on the state of wind energy and marine aquaculture development across the country and anglers’ experiences on and off the water

2:30 - Break

2:45 - Plenary: panel discussion on having a voice in the wind energy and marine aquaculture processes, maintaining recreational fishing opportunities, and sharing potential mitigation measures to lessen impacts to recreational fishing

3:45 - Recap and reflections: rapporteurs will share recommendations from the break-out groups on climate resilient fisheries and balancing ocean uses

4:45 - Wrap up

5:00 - Adjourn

6:00 - Evening reception with cash bar

This is a draft agenda that is subject to change.

Wednesday, March 30

7:30 - Breakfast

8:00 - Opening remarks

8:15 - Guest speakers

Data Collection and Use

8:30 - Plenary: presentations and discussion on understanding recreational data collection, catch monitoring, stock assessments, and the role of uncertainty 

9:45 - Break

10:00 - Plenary: panel discussion on improving angler confidence in data, and the roles that outreach, collaboration, and electronic technology can play  

Management Reform, Flexibility, and Optimum Yield

11:15 - Plenary: presentations and discussion on recreational fisheries management reform and flexibility, and ongoing activities around the U.S.

12:30 - Lunch

1:30 - Plenary: presentations and discussion on optimum yield (OY) as a tool to better identify, prioritize, and achieve recreational fisheries management objectives

2:30 - Break-out groups: small groups discuss the outlook and tradeoffs for management flexibility and OY, sharing stories across regions

3:30 - Break

3:45 - Recap and reflections: rapporteurs will share recommendations from the break-out groups on data collection and use and management reform, flexibility, and OY
4:15 - Closing panel: regional leadership from commissions and NOAA Fisheries will share reflections and next steps

5:00 - Adjourn

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on 03/25/2022

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