April-May 2019 Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee Meeting

This is a meeting of the Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee, which advises NOAA and the Department of Commerce on living marine resource issues.

Schedule

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar (for presentations) and teleconference (for sound).  Please use the following information to access today's meeting:

 

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-455-1036
Participant Passcode: 8092111

WebEx

Website: https://noaanmfs-events1.webex.com/noaanmfs-events1/onstage/g.php?MTID=e48092a57bc17842f171f25162c355b19

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – The Grand Trunk Meeting Room

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

8:30 – 8:45

15

Welcome, Introductions, & Agenda Review

Erika Feller, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

8:45 - 9:00

15

Report from the Assistant Administrator

Chris Oliver, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries

9:00 – 9:50

50

Overview: Modern Fish Act of 2018

Informational

  • Overview of the implications of the Act- what does it do?
  • How will it be implemented

Annotated agenda (PDF, 1 page)

Presentation (PDF, 12 pages)

 

Sam Rauch, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Regulatory Services

 

9:50 – 10:15

 

25

Reports from the State Directors Meeting and Fisheries Commissions

  • Outlook for year ahead

David Donaldson, Executive Director, Gulf States

Randy Fisher, Executive Director, Pacific States

10:15 – 10:30

15

Break

 

10:30 – 12:00

90

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force ACTION for MAFAC Approval

  • Presentation and discussion - final Phase I report
    • Review of the process
    • Presentation on the quantitative and qualitative goals

Presentation (PDF, 38 pages)

Phase 1 Report of the
Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force to MAFAC (PDF, 112 pages)

Appendix A to Phase 1 Report; Provisional Quantitative Goal Summaries by Stock (PDF, 85 pages)

Mike Edmonson, Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation

Marla Harrison, Port of Portland, Oregon

B.J. Keiffer, Director of Natural Resources, Spokane Tribe

Katherine Cheney, Interior Columbia Basin Office, West Coast Region

 

12:00–1:30

90

Lunch

 

1:30 – 1:45

15

Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force ….cont.

  • Next steps and initiation of Phase II

 

1:45 – 2:15

30

Ecosystems Approach Subcommittee Recommendation on CBP Task Force report

  • Recommendation for MAFAC final action

Raimundo Espinoza, Subcommittee Chair

2:15 – 3:15

60

Regional Topic: Wind Development in the Marine Environment  - Informational

Annotated Agenda (PDF, 1 page)

Presentation (PDF, 23 pages)

Jon Hare, Ph.D., Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole

Andrew Lipsky, Acting Chief of Staff, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

3:15 – 3:30

15

Break

 

 

 

 

 

 

3:30 – 5:00

 

 

 

 

 

90

Subcommittee Meetings – Ongoing Work

(Open to all members)

Recreational Fisheries Subcommittee

  • Work Task 1, ER reporting by anglers, and Task 2, improving our understanding of the universe of recreational fishermen.

Protected Resources Subcommittee

  • Discuss presentations to date and focus related to large marine mammal entanglements.

 

Bob Gill, Subcommittee Co-Chair

 

 

 

Sara McDonald, Subcommittee Chair

5:00

 

Adjourn

 

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar (for presentations) and teleconference (for sound).  Please use the following information to access today's meeting:

 

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-455-1036
Participant Passcode: 8092111

WebEx

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Day 2 - Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – The Grand Trunk Meeting Room

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

8:30 – 9:30

60

NOAA Fisheries Budget Outlook & Administrative Update - Informational

Presentation (PDF, 26 pages)

Paul Doremus, PhD, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Operations

9:30 – 10:30

60

Panel Presentation & Discussion

U.S. Seafood Promotion and the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act  Informational

Hour 1: Panel experts will discuss:

  • Perceived pros and cons with the Fish and Seafood Promotion Act and a National Council for Seafood
  • Lessons learned from regional, state, and sector seafood promotion boards or councils

Panel background paper (PDF, 3 pages)

Fish and Seafood Promotion Act, 1986

Final Rule: Fish and Seafood Promotion Act Provisions; Seafood Marketing
Councils

 

Bill DiMento, Vice President of Sustainability and Government Affairs, High Liner Foods

Jana Hennig, Executive Director, Posi+ively Groundfish

Hugh Link, Executive Director, Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission (via teleconference)

Randy Rhodes, President, Harvest Select Seafood and Harvest Select Catfish

 

 

10:30 – 10:45

15

Break

 

10:45 - 11:45

60

Panel Presentation & Discussion

U.S. Seafood Promotion …continued

Hour 2: Questions and Discussion with MAFAC Members

Megan Davis, Ph.D., Moderator and Lead, Fish and Seafood Promotion Act Task

11:45 – 11:55

10

Public Comment

 

11:55 – 1:10

75

Lunch

 

1:10 – 2:10

60

Learn about the Coastal Culinary Academy

Informational

  • A place based education center to increase national seafood literacy
  • Programs educate chefs and other participants about the stories behind seafood – the people engaged in aquaculture and wild caught seafood.

 

Barton Seaver, Chef, Author, and Founder of Coastal Culinary Academy

 

 

Adjourn

 

~2:30 – 4:30

 

Field Trips

5:00 - ??

 

MAFAC Happy Hour (No Host)

Continue the discussion about promoting seafood and national seafood literacy with all guest panelists and presenters.

AC Hotel Lounge

This meeting is accessible to the public via webinar (for presentations) and teleconference (for sound).  Please use the following information to access today's meeting:

 

Teleconference

Teleconference Line: 888-455-1036
Participant Passcode: 8092111

WebEx

Website: https://noaa-meets.webex.com/noaa-meets/j.php?MTID=m8195cd38ed4ff71f56d17244a043eff8

Day 3 - Thursday, May 2, 2019 – The Grand Trunk Meeting Room

Time

Min.

Subject

Presenter

8:30 – 9:00

30

Administrative Session – MAFAC members only

 

 

9:00 – 10:00

 

60

Science Enterprise Update

Informational

Presentation (PDF, 31 pages)

Francisco (Cisco) Werner, PhD, Director, Scientific Programs and Chief Science Advisor

10:00 – 10:10

10

Break

 

10:10 – 11:10

60

Strategic Aquaculture Science Plan (SASP)  Future ACTION

  • Review of the entire Draft SASP
  • Discussion on how the MAFAC / Aquaculture Task Force vision statements were incorporated
  • Next steps

Annotated Agenda (PDF, 1 page)

Presentation (PDF, 15 pages)

Michael Rust, Ph.D., Science Advisor, Office of Aquaculture, NOAA Fisheries (by teleconference)

Subcommittee Reports

11:10 – 12:30

80

Subcommittee Reports

  • Recreational Fisheries - Update
  • Protected Resources - Update
  • Commerce –  ACTION

MAFAC Recommendations: Saltonstall-Kennedy Act Grant Program  (PDF, 3 pages)

Bob Gill, Chair, Recreational Fisheries

Sara McDonald, Chair, Protected Resources

Sebastian Belle, Chair, Commerce

12:30 -1:00

30

Close Out: Review of Decisions, Action Items, Next Steps, Next Meeting

Erika Feller, Chair

Jennifer Lukens, Director, Office of Policy

1:00 pm

 

Adjourn

 

Last updated by Office of Policy on 10/14/2019